Gomez is IL MVP
Mauro Gomez was named Most Valuable Player of the International League Tuesday. He hit .310 with 34 doubles, 24 homers, and 74 RBIs in 100 games for Pawtucket. Gomez joins Jim Rice (1974), Ted Cox (1977), Gary Allenson (1978), Dave Stapleton (1979), Pat Dodson (1986), and Jeff Bailey (2008) as Pawtucket players who have won the award. Gomez went into Tuesday’s game hitting .292 with one homer and 14 RBIs in 14 games for the Red Sox. Lavarnway and shortstop Jose Iglesias joined Gomez on the International League All-Star team . . . Will Middlebrooks, who is on the disabled list with a broken right wrist, is not on the trip and is scheduled for a CT scan Friday . . . The Red Sox have had 27 players go on the disabled list 34 times this season. No team has had more in either category going back to at least 1987 and for the Red Sox going back to at least 1971 . . . The Red Sox went into Tuesday night’s game with 452 extra-base hits, the most in the majors. They are second in the majors to Texas in runs . . . Righthander Allen Webster, one of the prospects obtained from the Dodgers Saturday, made his organizational debut with Double A Portland Tuesday at New Hampshire. He allowed three runs on six hits over four innings with two walks and seven strikeouts.