With free agency just hours away, the Boston Red Sox made some Friday transactions to ready for the frenzy. Pitchers Alexi Ogando and Jean Machi were removed from the roster and will be free agents. OF/INF Allen Craig was outrighted to Pawtucket.

Check out the other moves and remember the 40- roster is now at 38. That means the Sox could sign two players and get them on the roster without doing any other transactions.

Free agency begins at midnight...
• Right-handed pitcher Ryan Cook was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
• Right-handed pitchers Jean Machi and Alexi Ogando were outrighted from the major league roster and will become free agents.
• Outfielder/first baseman Allen Craig was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket.
• Catcher Sandy Leon signed a one-year major league contract through the 2016 season, was outrighted from the major league roster, and accepted an assignment to Pawtucket.
• Right-handed pitchers Clay Buchholz (right elbow strain), Koji Uehara (right wrist non-displaced distal radius fracture), Anthony Varvaro (right elbow surgery), and Brandon Workman (recovery from Tommy John surgery), and catcher Christian Vazquez (recovery from Tommy John surgery) have been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.