Less than a year after winning the World Series, the Boston Red Sox fired their baseball operations president Dave Dombrowski.
Boston Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg announced the decision Sunday night after a 10-5 loss to the New York Yankees, which left the current champions 17 and a half games behind their old rivals.
East of the American League. Boston, which had won three straight division titles, would be eliminated from the fight for the division pennant if it lost Monday in the last game of the series.
Dombrowski, a veteran baseball manager who built a World Series champion team in Miami and helped the Tigers win two American League titles, was recruited to lead operations in Boston in 2015, after the team finished last of the table, mark that repeated to the following course.
After that year, the Red Sox achieved three titles in a row from the East of the American, something unheard of in the franchise.
But this year, with virtually the same roster as the previous one, the Red Sox are 76-67, lost five of their first six games and never came to compete for the division title.
"I just found out and I'm very surprised, amazed," said manager Alex Cora, who was hired as a rookie manager by Dombrowksi prior to the 2018 campaign.
“Right now, I don't have much to say. We'll talk a little more tomorrow. But, he gave me the opportunity to work here and be a major league manager. It's something you just told me, I'm not in a position to talk about it. ”
A group of general assistants from Boston will share Dombrowski's duties in the final weeks of the season, Gregg said. One of them is Puerto Rican Eddie Romero.