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Doug Mirabelli from the Chronology
May 1, 2006 - The Padres trade C Doug Mirabelli back to the Red Sox for C Josh Bard, minor league P Cla Meredith, a 23-year-old reliever, and cash. Bard was leading the AL in passed balls and the Sox hurriedly put Mirabelli in the lineup to catch Tim Wakefield. Mirabelli has a police escort to Fenway and changed uniforms in the cab. With Mirabelli catching, Wakefield goes 7 innings and leaves with the game tied 3 apiece against the Yankees. David Ortiz clubs a 3-run HR in the 8th and the Sox win, 7–3.
Dec 7, 2005 - The Padres trade 3B Sean Burroughs to the Devil Rays for P Dewon Brazelton and also trade 2B Mark Loretta to the Red Sox for C Doug Mirabelli. The Sox will hurriedly bring back Mirabelli on May 1st to once catch Tim Wakefield. The Padres re-sign free agent P Trevor Hoffman to a 2 year‚ $13.5 million contract‚ with an option for 2008.