It's official: Red Sox have distributed all their World Series rings

Rob Bradford
May 01, 2014 - 5:29 am
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According to the team, all the 2013 World Series rings have been distributed to all players participating for the Red Sox in their championship season. For instance, Daniel Bard texted to confirm that he had received his ring via mail. Saturday, Jonathan Diaz was presented his jewelry when going up against his old team while playing for the Blue Jays. With that in mind, it seems like a good time to catch up with how some of the faces from last year's World Series run -- who are no longer with the Red Sox -- are doing these days: Jarrod Saltalamacchia: The Marlins catcher is having a very solid season to date, hitting .299 with five home runs and a .980 OPS. Stephen Drew: Still a free agent without a team. Jacoby Ellsbury: Hitting .312 with the Yankees with an .810 OPS, having gone 8 for 10 in stolen base attempts. Jose Iglesias: On 60-day disabled list with Tigers due to shin problems. Ryan Lavarnway: Playing both catcher and first base with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, he has one home run while hitting .264 with a .696 OPS. Pedro Ciriaco: Played in one game with the Royals this season (scoring a run) before being designated for assignment. He is currently playing for KC's Triple-A team in Omaha, hitting .148. Brandon Synder: In 17 games thus far with the PawSox, the corner infielder is hitting just .183, although he does have four home runs. John McDonald: Serving as a utility infielder for the Angels, McDonald is 5-for-14 (.357), having third base, shortstop and second base. Quintin Berry: The speedster is playing for Baltimore's Triple-A team in Norfolk, hitting .259. Somewhat surprisingly, he has been caught on half of his stolen base attempts (4-for-8). Jonathan Diaz: Diaz has played five different positions for the Blue Jays (all three OF spots, along with shortstop and second base), going 6-for-34 (.176). In case you forgot he only got four at-bats with the Red Sox in '13. Franklin Morales: The lefty has compiled a 3-1 mark with a 4.40 ERA in five starts with the Rockies. Clayton Mortensen: The righty hasn't pitched this season due to injury, having signed a minor-league deal with the Royals last offseason. Brayan Villerreal: Having thrown four pitches for the Red Sox last season (all balls), the righty has appeared in four relief outings for the PawSox in '14. Joel Hanrahan: The former closer still hasn't signed with a team after coming back from elbow surgery. He did throw for clubs, and has drawn significant interest with teams eyeing the righty to possibly help for the season's second half. The Red Sox are believed to be one of the teams interested. Steven Wright: The knuckleballer is currently on the Red Sox' 60-day disabled list. Jose De La Torre: He has pitched in one game for Miwaukee's Triple-A club in Nashville this season. The reliever is on the DL with a separated shoulder after a home plate collision. Andrew Bailey: The reliever, now with the Yankees, is on the verge of throwing. The former closer  has lost a significant amount of weight and appears in good shape to make a return sometime this season. He has a team option for 2015. Brandon Workman: The righty has made three starts with the PawSox, most recently turning a six-inning, four-run outing. He has allowed 10 runs on 16 hits while striking out 13 and walking three in 14 1/3 innings. Allen Webster: Webster has pitched well thus far for Pawtucket, turning in a 2.78 ERA over six starts. He has, however, managed to strikeout just 17 while walking 15 over his 32 1/3 innings (although in his last two outings there has been just three free passes). Pedro Beato: The reliever pitched in one game for the Braves this season, currently throwing for Atlanta's Triple-A team in Gwinnett. Rubby De La Rosa: The righty has been perhaps the PawSox's best starter, striking out 25 (and walking just seven) in 27 2/3 innings, totaling a 2.28 ERA in five starts. Alex Wilson: After a one-game call-up with the Red Sox (in which he didn't pitch), Wilson is back relieving in Triple-A. In 10 appearances -- 10 innings -- he has struck out 11 while walking one, giving up just one run. Matt Thornton: The lefty has appeared in 11 games for the Yankees, facing a total of 23 batters. He has given up one earned run over five innings. Drake Britton: Pitching out of the bullpen for the PawSox, the lefty has struck out 12, but also walked 11 in 14 innings. He has given up two runs over his 14 innings. Daniel Bard: Rehabbing in Arizona as member of the Rangers, recovering from Thoracic outlet surgery. Alfredo Aceves: Aceves is starting for the Yankees' Triple-A team, carrying a 1.98 ERA in three appearances (two starts). Ryan Dempster: Decided to not play baseball in '14.

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