Sox Hire Dave Dombrowski, Essentially Fire Cherington
Effective immediately, the Red Sox have hired former Tigers and Marlins executive Dave Dombrowski as President of Baseball Operations. Ben Cherington has declined the opportunity to remain as GM—and, for all intents and purposes, has been fired. Cherington will stay on through the end of the year to help with the transition. Dombrowski is reunited with Red Sox owner John Henry—when both led the 1997 Florida Marlins to a World Series Championship. Said Dombrowski tonight, "I want to thank John and Tom for this opportunity. 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. Boston is a baseball city like no other and its history and traditions are unique in our game. I expressed to John and Tom that Boston would be my absolute top choice and am honored to have the chance to serve Red Sox Nation."