NEW YORK: The Boston Red Sox announced an overhaul of their management on Wednesday, appointing veteran executive Dave Dombrowski as the club’s new president of baseball operations.
The Major League Baseball giants said Dombrowski would take over from outgoing president and chief executive Larry Lucchino, who has resigned.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was also confirmed to be stepping down although he would assist Dombrowski during a transitional period.
Cherington’s exit raised eyebrows as Red Sox owner John Henry, who also owns English Premier League side Liverpool, had recently said he expected him to remain as GM for a “long time.”
Dombrowski, 59, joins Boston from the Detroit Tigers, who fired him on August 4 after 13 years.
Dombrowski has also served long stints with the Montreal Expos, Miami Marlins during a 27-career in the executive ranks of Major League Baseball.
The shake-up comes with Boston enduring another miserable season.
Despite a slew of new players and one of the highest total payrolls in baseball, the Red Sox are languishing in last place in the American League East and look certain to miss the playoffs.