After beating the Cleveland Indians 9-1, the Boston Red Sox stated in a press conference that they have hired Dave Dombrowski. The newly acquired staff member will be the president of baseball operations, effective immediately.
This move couldn’t have came at a better time, as the Sox sit dead last in the AL East with a record of 53-66. General Manager Ben Cherington declined the opportunity to continue with the Red Sox, but agreed to assist Dombrowski as he transitioned into his new job.
An interesting fact that not many fans know is that during John Henry’s reign of being the owner of the Marlins (1999-2001), Dombrowski was his general manager.
Dombrowski lead the Marlins to a World Series in 1997, as well as two pennants with the Detroit Tigers in 2006 and 2012. The Tigers and Dombrowski would part ways on August 4th.
Will his success rub off on the Red Sox? The odds are against them, but crazier things have happened in baseball.
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