Red Sox dismiss Dombrowski
BOSTON — Dave Dombrowski built World Series champions with the Marlins and the Red Sox in a 40-year career in baseball and also helped the Tigers reach the Series twice.
He’s also pretty experienced at what happens after that.
The Red Sox parted ways with Dombrowski shortly after midnight Monday, less than a year after winning the World Series. In three years as the team’s president of baseball operations, he took the team from back-to-back last-place finishes to three straight AL East titles.
“Four years ago, we were faced with a critical decision about the direction of the franchise,” Red Sox owner John Henry said in a statement Monday. “With a World Series championship and three consecutive American League East titles, he has cemented what was already a Hall of Fame career.”
Dombrowski also was fired by the White Sox and Tigers.
A veteran baseball executive who worked in front offices with the White Sox and Expos before winning a championship with the Marlins 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 clubrecord 108 games last season en route to their fourth World Series championship since 2004.
But this year’s team — with largely the same roster as last year’s — has gone 76-67.
Under Dave Dombrowski, the Red Sox won three AL East titles and a World Series.