Former Wes shortstop Drew Dominguez 09, a standout on the gridiron as well as on the diamond is on the verge of becoming the first Wesleyan baseballer in 44 years to play pro ball, having been offered a minor-league contract as a non-drafted free agent by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Domi will report to the short-season Single-A Lowell Spinners, whose season begins on Friday. He will become the first Wesleyan player to sign with a pro team since Jeff Hopkins, who signed with, interestingly enough, the Yankees in 1965.
Drew was a first-team all-NESCAC honoree this past spring, when he broke his own record for hits in a season with 60, giving him 174 for his career, the second-highest total in Wesleyan history. He also tied for the team lead with 35 RBI, five times as many as Julio Lugo has driven in so far in 2009.
See the full story here. Congrats, Drew!