The Boston Red Sox have hired Dave Dombrowski to be their new president of baseball operations, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. Boston’s general manager Ben Cherington will step down from his role. He was offered an opportunity to continue working as the club’s GM under Dombrowski, but declined. Cherington did say he will help Dombrowski with the transition.
The Red Sox have hired Dave Dombrowski as their president of baseball operations.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) August 19, 2015
Ben Cherington declined the opportunity to continue as general manager. He will assist in the transition.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) August 19, 2015
Dombrowski was terminated from his job as the Tigers GM two weeks ago, which came to a shock to most since he did a great job of turning them into an annual contender. He was the GM in Detroit for 13 years and formed the team that won four straight AL Central Championships from 2011-2014.
Cherington led the Red Sox to the 2013 World Series title, but the last two seasons have been nothing but struggles for Boston.