It didn't take long for Dave Dombrowski to find a new job. The Red Sox have hired Dombrowski to be president of baseball operations on Tuesday. In the same breath, the team also announced Ben Cherington was stepping down as GM. One would assume that with Jerry Dipoto now on board, he would be considered for the position, but an all-too-familiar name popped up among the candidates.
Frank Wren is the leading contender to be GM under Dave Dombrowski with the #RedSox now that Ben Cherington is leaving.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 19, 2015
Another long-time Phillie heads out west. The Phillies traded second baseman Chase Utley to the Dodgers on Wednesday for minor-leaguers John Richy and Darnell Sweeney. Utley joins Jimmy Rollins in the Dodgers infield until Howie Kendrick comes off the DL. Utley has been a fan favorite, and some have said they'll continue to root for him with the Dodgers. Others, on the other hand, share the sentiment that "Once you go blue, you'll need to poo."
Who says the NL needs a DH? Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris, in his first at-bat EVER as a professional baseball player, homered to straightaway center at Wrigley Field for his first major-league homer. In that same game, however, he suffered a right oblique strain and could possibly miss the remainder of the season.
The fifth no-hitter of the 2015 season belongs to Mike Fiers, who no-hit the Dodgers on Friday at Minute Maid Park. It was the first no-hitter in the park's history, and the first complete game of any kind for Fiers, who was making his third start since being traded from Milwaukee along with Carlos Gomez. It was also the 11th no-hitter in team history.