Three Red Sox relievers have won the Relief Man Award:
1977 - BILL CAMPBELL
I don't get this, and I have talked about it before. How exactly did Sparky Lyle win the Cy Young Award? Bill Campbell won this award though, for the second year in a row. Campbell signed a huge (for the time) free agent contract with the Red Sox before the 1977 season. He was 13-9 with a 2.96 ERA, leading the league with 31 saves. He also struck out 114 in 140 innings.
1998 - TOM GORDON
"Flash" is the Red Sox single-season leader in saves after he notched 46 of them in 1998. He briefly owned the record for consecutive saves with 54, which he did during the 1998 season into the 1999 season. Gordon led the league in saves and was 7-4 with a 2.72 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 79.1 innings with 25 walks. Gordon had been a starter earlier in his career and switched to closer in 1997.
2017 - CRAIG KIMBREL
Kimbrel was a two-time winner of the National League Award while with the Braves. He picked up the win in the American League after an incredible 2017 in which he was 5-0 with a 1.43 ERA and saved 35 games. He struck out an amazing 126 batters and walked just 14 in only 69 innings.
The biggest surprise I think is that Jonathan Papelbon never won the award.