Minutes after the Red Sox lost their second straight game to the New York Yankees, the team announced that it had fired Dave Dombrowski as its president of baseball operations.
The team's three assistant general managers -- Eddie Romero, Brian O'Halloran and Zack Scott -- will be in charge of Baseball Operations for the remainder of the season, at which point the team will undertake a search for Dombrowski's replacement.
Dombrowski's dismissal comes just 11 months after the Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in a season in which the team established a franchise record for most wins in a season. In Dombrowski's first three full seasons, the Sox won the American League East three times and one World Series title.
Questions about Dombrowski's job security first surfaced last month when Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy speculated that Dombrowski would not return for the 2020 season. Dombrowski, hired to replace Ben Cherington in August of 2015, was given a five-year deal which began with the 2016 season and had one year remaining on his contract.