BOSTON, MA -- The Boston Red Sox today announced that they have parted ways with President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski.
Dombrowski was notified of the club’s decision by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, and President & CEO Sam Kennedy.
“Four years ago, we were faced with a critical decision about the direction of the franchise,” said Henry. “We were extraordinarily fortunate to be able to bring Dave in to lead baseball operations. With a World Series Championship and three consecutive American League East titles, he has cemented what was already a Hall of Fame career.”
Dombrowski was named president of baseball operations on August 18, 2015. He has worked in baseball for over 40 years, and is among a handful of executives who have constructed World Series winning teams in both the National and American Leagues.
“Dave will hold a special place in franchise history as a key architect of one of the greatest Red Sox teams ever assembled,” said Werner. “His willingness to make bold moves helped deliver our fourth World Series Championship in the 21st century."
“Dave and I enjoyed a tremendous partnership these past four seasons,” said Kennedy. “His baseball acumen and relentless pursuit of winning produced a season that will long be remembered by all of us.”
A search for the next baseball operations leader will begin immediately. During this process, the baseball operations department will be led by Assistant General Managers Brian O’Halloran, Eddie Romero and Zack Scott. In addition, Senior Vice President of Major and Minor League Operations Raquel Ferreira will take on an expanded role within the transition team.
There will be no formal media availability regarding today’s announcement. The Red Sox will have regular media access prior to tonight’s game.