DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – Well, that didn’t take long. The Boston Red Sox organization has announced that they have hired former Detroit Tigers President CEO General Manager David Dombrowski — effective immediately.

According to Steve Adams of MLBTradeRumors Ben Cherington will step down as general manager but assist Dombrowski in the transition process.

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The Tigers announced in early August that Dombrowski’s tenure as president and general manager was over, naming Al Avila the new GM. The move seemed abrupt, especially because Dombrowski had just finished making a series of trades with an eye toward the team’s future. But Dombrowski was in the last season of his contract, and he says there were no talks about a new deal.

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Dombrowski was with the Tigers for nearly 14 seasons. He guided Detroit to two American League pennants and four Central division titles, building a star-studded team that made Motown home to one of the American League’s glamor franchises. About the only thing Detroit didn’t do during his tenure was win the World Series, which the Tigers still haven’t done since 1984.


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