Travis Shaw is on
the fast track to become the future first baseman of the Red Sox.
Not until recently — when Boston traded Adrian Gonzalez to Los Angeles — did the
Red Sox need to think about who would be fielding ground balls at first base
for the near future. James Loney has
been the short-term replacement, and Shaw could have the opportunity to become
the long-term solution.
Shaw was hitting .305 through 99 games with Single-A Salem
before being promoted to Double-A Portland. At just 22 years old, he could be
seeing time in the big leagues before you know it.
Check out the video above to hear Shaw talk during The Ultimate Red Sox Show about what he's
been working on this season and how much he's improved.