BOSTON — The Red Sox shook up their front office Tuesday night, hiring Dave Dombrowski , recently dismissed as Tigers general manager, as president of baseball operations. Ben Cherington will step down as general manager. Cherington declined to continue in the role but agreed to help Dombrowski with the transition, the team said in a news release.Dombrowski, 59, was surprisingly let go by Detroit this month after 14 years with the franchise. The Tigers reached the World Series twice in his tenure.The Red Sox are on track to finish in last place in the AL East for the second straight season. They've finished last in three of four seasons under Cherington. SHOWING SCARS: One day after he was struck in the face by a line drive, Yankees RHP Bryan Mitchell went on the seven-day concussion disabled list.Sporting a large bruise under his eye and tape across the bridge of his nose, Mitchell was in good spirits as he discussed the moments after he was knocked down by a line drive off the bat of the Twins' Eduardo Nunez ."Obviously, hit in the face, so, kind of sore up here," Mitchell said, pointing to his face. "But, for the most part, I think it could have been a lot worse. I feel like I'm in a way better spot than I could be." BLUE JAYS: OF Michael Saunders , who has played only nine games thanks to a left knee injury suffered during spring training, was shut down for the season. CARDINALS: RF Jason Heyward was out of the starting lineup a day after being taken out of the game with left hamstring tightness. GIANTS: RHP Mike Leake is still bothered by a left hamstring strain that placed him on the disabled list, delaying his return to the rotation. … OF Hunter Pence had an MRI exam for a left oblique injury and was not in the lineup. INDIANS: All-Star 2B Jason Kipnis was activated from the disabled list after missing 16 days with right shoulder inflammation. METS: RH reliever Bobby Parnell went on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder tendinitis. PHILLIES: Rookie 3B Maikel Franco went on the 15-day disabled list because of a fractured wrist and could be out for the season.