The Red Sox finished play Sunday eight games back of the second American League wild-card spot.

Red Sox fire president Dave Dombrowski one year after World Series win


The Red Sox and president Dave Dombrowski have "parted ways," the team announced early Monday.

The formal announcement of Dombrowski's firing from Red Sox will come later Monday, team spokesman Kevin Gregg told the media.

Dombrowski's contract ran through the 2020 season, but according to recent reports, the 63-year-old executive was on the hot seat as Boston continued to struggle throughout the season.

The Red Sox finished play Sunday eight games back of the second American League wild-card spot.

"This is a tough market. It’s been known as that," Dombrowski told USA Today Sports in late August. "Growing up in this game, I was always told there are three markets that are different than everywhere else: Boston, New York and Philadelphia. And I’d have to say it’s probably lived up to be true.

“If you don’t have thick skin, you’re not going to survive in this game. You won’t survive in this market for sure."

Dombrowski was hired in August 2015 and was the engineer behind the Red Sox's World Series win less than a year ago.

Assistant general manager Eddie Romero, along with a group of executives including Brian O'Halloran and Zack Scott, will now head the team's baseball operations, ESPN reported.

 



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