The Boston Red Sox have fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, and elevated senior vice president Raquel Ferreira and assistant general managers Eddie Romero, Brian O’Halloran and Zack Scott to jointly lead their baseball operations department for the rest of the season. The Red Sox formally announced the firing Monday morning.

Dombrowski, 63, was the architect behind Boston’s 2018 World Series championship and had a contract that ran through the 2020 season. The Red Sox are having a disappointing season that has them eight games back of the second wild-card spot in the American League and 17½ games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora, whom Dombrowski hired before the 2018 season, said he was “surprised and shocked” to learn of the move. “This is a guy that gave me a chance to come here and be a big league manager,” Cora said. “It’s one of those things that caught me. They just told me, so I’m not ready to talk about it.”

Red Sox fire president Dave Dombrowski less than a year after winning the World Series


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