DOMBROWSKI JOINS RED SOX: Last night, the Red Sox announced the hiring of Dave Dombrowski as President of Baseball Operations…Dombrowski assumed responsibility for all baseball operations matters effective immediately, and will report directly to Principal Owner John Henry and Chairman Tom Werner…Ben Cherington declined the opportunity to continue as GM, but has agreed to assist Dombrowski during the transition.
JIMMY FUND RADIO-TELETHON: The 2-day 14th annual Red Sox WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon continues at Fenway Park today in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute…Over the past 13 years, this event raised more than $37 million for cancer treatment and research.
SHAW NOT RAW: Travis Shaw went 4-for-4 last night and is now batting .371 (23-for-62) with 2 2B, 5 HR, 10 RBI, and 4 BB in 22 career major league games…He has 7 multi-hit games in his 14 starts, and is batting .393 (22-for-56) as a starter, including 12-for-24 (.500) in his last 5 games.
· Last night marked Shaw’s 2nd career 4-hit game (also 8/1 vs. TB…He is the first Red Sox player in the last 100 years to record multiple 4-hit efforts within his first 22 career major league games…He also became the first Red Sox with as many as 5, 3+ hit efforts within his first 22 ML games since Tom Oliver (6 in 1930).
· Shaw recorded his 5th career homer on Monday night’s 2-for-4 effort…The only other left-handed Red Sox batters in the last 100 years with at least 5 HR within their first 21 career games are Sam Horn (7 in 1987) and Fred Lynn (5 in 1974-75).