On the last day they could do so, the Red Sox finalized their 40-man roster by adding six players. The additions were Allen Webster, Alex Wilson, Steven Wright, Dan Butler, Christian Vazquez, and Alex Hassan. Five players were dropped and designated for assignment. They were: Ivan De Jesus, Danny Valencia, David Carpenter, Sandy Rosario and Zach Stewart. These released players (and others who have been left unprotected) are now eligible for the notorious Rule 5 Draft, which happens on December 6th this year.