Red Sox part ways with baseball boss Dave Dombrowski

Red Sox part ways with baseball boss Dave Dombrowski | The Kansas City Star

The Boston Red Sox fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski following Sunday's 10-5 loss to the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

Dombrowski's contract ran through 2020 and he was credited with building the 2018 World Series championship roster, including turning to Alex Cora as manager prior to last season. Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg made the announcement Sunday night, September 8, 2019, shortly after the New York Yankees beat Boston 10-5.

Boston's three assistant GMs- Brian O'Halloran, Eddie Romero and Zack Scott- will run the team's baseball operations department until a permanent replacement is hired. He traded for Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel and signed J.D. Martinez and David Price. "In addition, Senior Vice President of Major and Minor League Operations Raquel Ferreira will take on an expanded role within the transition team", the Red Sox said.

"The formal announcement came with little ceremony as the Red Sox said in a news release "(t) here will be no formal media availability regarding today's announcement" of Dombrowski's firing.

The Red Sox are 76-67, sitting 17½ games behind the Yankees in the American League East and eight games back of the second AL wild-card spot. "They just told me, so I'm not ready to talk about it".

"Dave will hold a special place in franchise history as a key architect of one of the greatest Red Sox teams ever assembled", said Werner.

Star center fielder Mookie Betts will be a free agent at the end of next season. A veteran baseball executive who worked in front offices in Chicago and Montreal before winning a championship in Miami and helping the Tigers win two AL pennants, the 63-year-old Dombrowski was brought in to steady the Red Sox front office in 2015 while the team stumbled. Once the offseason starts, the Red Sox will hire someone permanently and Ferreira will go back to her job as one of the most powerful women in all of baseball.

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