Red Sox dis­miss Dom­browski

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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.

CHRIS O’MEARA/AP

Un­der Dave Dom­browski, the Red Sox won three AL East titles and a World Se­ries.

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