Boston Red Sox

Mar 4, 2018; Sarasota, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt McCarthy,

The Red Sox have no plans to formally discuss the firing of Dave Dombrowski, who was dismissed shortly before midnight Sunday into Monday.

The team officially announced Dombrowski’s departure in a statement Monday morning, and said they do not plan to hold a press conference on the matter. Principal owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, and team President Sam Kennedy notified Dombrowski of his firing and are not expected to address the press on the decision.

News trickled out shortly after midnight that Dombrowski had been let go.

In the statement, the Red Sox brass thanked Dombrowski for his contributions to the organization. Dombrowski was hired in 2015 and was tasked with turning around a franchise that was en route to back-to-back last place finishes.

“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.”

“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.”

The Red Sox also confirmed that a team of Dombrowski’s assistants will run baseball operations on an interim basis.

“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,” the Red Sox said.

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