Less than two years removed from a World Series title, the Boston Red Sox are shaking things up in the front office.
Former Tigers president Dave Dombrowski will now be in charge of Red Sox baseball operations and Ben Cherington, who took over for Theo Epstein as Sox GM in 2011, will step down from that position.
“Although I did have other potential options within baseball, there was no option that stood out as clearly as the chance to come to Boston and win with the Red Sox,” Dombrowski said in a press release. “Boston is a baseball city like no other and its history and traditions are unique in our game. I expressed to John [Henry] and Tom [Werner] that Boston would be my absolute top choice.”
Dombrowski previously worked with Boston owner John Henry with the then-Florida Marlins. Dombrowski, now 59-years-old, helped build Marlins teams that won the World Series in 1997 and 2003.
Cherington will reportedly help Dombrowski in the transition and he also reportedly turned down an offer to remain as the team's GM.