UPDATE No fracture of foot.
Somewhat unnoticed, Travis Shaw was pulled from last night's 11-6 win in the eighth inning due to a "left foot contusion". The team said that he will undergo "precautionary" x-rays today to determine the extent of the injury. Whenever the crack Red Sox medical staff uses terms like "precautionary" and "extent of injury", alarm bells should go off and red flags should be unfurled. The last thing this team needs now is to be deprived for any amount of time of a suddenly red-hot Shaw. Hopefully, Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine and Doctor Howard will be on top of their games in the next few days. Stay tuned!