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Red Sox fire Dombrowski one year after winning World Series

Red Sox fire Dombrowski one year after winning World Series

Former Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski spoke for the first time since being fired early Monday morning, sending a brief statement to a few reporters (including Boston Sports Journal's Sean McAdam).

The firing of Dombrowski, who is under contract to the team through next season, came after the Red Sox lost 10-5 to the visiting New York Yankees, leaving Boston eight games behind the Oakland A's for the second AL wild-card berth. If the Yankees beat the Red Sox again on Monday, they will officially eliminate Boston from AL East title contention.

According to Passan, the team plans have a group of executives, assistant general managers Eddie Romero, Brian O'Halloran and Zack Scott, lead its baseball-operations department.

Dombrowski landed numerous big names during his relatively short stint as president, bringing in players such as Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel, J.D. Martinez and David Price.

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Ferreira is in her 21st year with the Red Sox and is already one of the highest-ranking women in a Major League Baseball front office. Cora said he was "surprised and shocked" to learn of the move. Despite bringing back a championship-caliber roster, Boston is now 76-67 and sits 17.5 games behind the Yankees for first place in the AL East. The trio had been assistant general managers under Dombrowski. "It's one of those that they just told me so, I'm not ready to talk about it".

Whether Boston can maneuver to keep key pieces is uncertain largely because of a payroll exceeding $200 million. Dombrowski had seen his teams win at least 93 games in each of his three full seasons on the job.

And five minutes into September 9, 2019, Dombrowski was dismissed.

Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi signed a four-year, $68 million deal despite a steep history of injuries and has contributed little in 2019 after starting the year on the injured list.


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