MIAMI — Jerry Dipoto, the former Los Angeles Angels general manager, has been hired by the Boston Red Sox in a short-term consulting role.

Dipoto will assist General Manager Ben Cherington and the baseball operations department in evaluating talent and assisting with offseason plans, the Red Sox said.

Larry Lucchino recently announced he will step down as president and CEO of the Red Sox at the end of this season.

Dipoto worked as a scout for Boston in 2003-04. He was the Angels’ general manager for 31/2 years before resigning July 1 following clashes with Manager Mike Scioscia that began the first year that they worked together.

Dipoto has a longtime relationship with Red Sox Manager John Farrell.

“He has come in to review our system, our big league club,” Farrell said. “I know it’s an objective view to be brought in, and to give feedback and information to Ben on his assessment and recommendations.”

Dipoto, a former major league pitcher, was the Arizona Diamondbacks’ interim GM before the Angels hired him to replace Tony Reagins.

The Angels won 98 games and the AL West title last season in their only playoff appearance during Dipoto’s tenure. Perhaps his most significant deal was signing Mike Trout to a $144.5 million, six-year contract extension.

n Fenway Park has joined the sharing economy with its own Airbnb listing. It’s part of a one-night only contest with a prize that includes two tickets to the Sept. 2 game against the New York Yankees.

After the game, the winner can sleep in a specially outfitted luxury suite, followed by breakfast atop the Green Monster. The contest is sponsored by the online room-rental service.

TIGERS: First baseman Miguel Cabrera likely will come off the disabled list Friday and start against Houston.

Cabrera, who hasn’t played since July 3 because of a strained left calf, took batting practice and ran the bases Wednesday before the Tigers’ game with Kansas City.

YANKEES: The team added left-hander Chris Capuano and right-hander Nick Goody from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to help an overworked bullpen.

The team optioned right-hander Branden Pinder to Triple-A and designated outfielder Garrett Jones for assignment.

MARINERS: Nelson Cruz wasn’t in the lineup, a day after leaving the game against Baltimore with neck spasms.

Manager Lloyd McClendon said Cruz was feeling better but he wanted to give him the day off because the Mariners have an off-day Thursday before beginning a series in Boston.

WHEN THE Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings Tuesday night, it marked the first time all 15 home teams won on the same day.

STATS figured the odds of a home sweep on a night with a full major league schedule was 1 in 32,768. STATS said previously the best performance by hosts had been 11-0, accomplished six times – three in the 1800s. The most recent occasion was Sept. 16, 1989.

ROCKIES: Colorado cut outfielder Drew Stubbs and called up utility player Matt McBride from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Stubbs hit .216 with five homers and 10 RBI in 51 games for Colorado this season.

He struck out 50 times in 102 at-bats.

PIRATES: Starling Marte was removed after two at-bats because of left hand discomfort.

Marte fouled a ball off his hand in the first inning.

ON A QUIET first day of meetings for baseball owners in Chicago, a spokesman for Major League Baseball said there were 12 committee meetings, including panels on diversity, international affairs and youth marketing.