09/09/2019 By Mary Rose Saad

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The Boston Red Sox announced early Monday morning that they have relieved Dave Dombrowski of his duties. Dombrowski served as President of Baseball Operations since late 2015. Dombrowski is responsible for assembling the Red Sox team that won the 2018 World Series. 

Dombrowski’s contract originally ran through the 2020 season. The move comes amidst a lackluster Red Sox season. The Sox sit at 76-67, eight games out of the second wild card spot.

The firing occurred after a 10-5 loss to the Yankees on Sunday. Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters he was “surprised and shocked” at the news. Dombrowski hired Cora as manager prior to the 2018 season. Dombrowki’s tenure included trading for Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel, as well as signing David Price and J.D. Martinez. The 2018 title was the fourth for the Sox in 15 years. 

Senior vice president Raquel Ferreira, along with assistant general managers Eddie Romero, Brian O’Halloran and Zack Scott, will take over operations in a joint effort for the remainder of the season according to Alex Speier. 

 

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