Former Tigers GM Fired in Boston


Dave Dombrowski has been let go by the Boston Red Sox.

The former Detroit Tigers President and General Manager was fired early Monday morning, less than a year after winning the World Series with the Red Sox.

In three years as Boston's president of baseball operations, he took the team from back-to-back last-place finishes to three straight MLB AL East titles.

A veteran baseball executive who worked in front offices in Chicago and Montréal 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.

The Red Sox followed with three straight AL East titles — a first in franchise history — and won a club-record 108 games last season en-route to their fourth World Series championship since 2004.

''I just found out, so, surprised and shocked, obviously,'' said Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who was hired by Dombrowksi before the 2018 season. ''He gave me a chance to come here and be a big league manager. It's one of those that they just told me, so I'm not ready to talk about it.''