According to multiple reports, former Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski will become the next President of Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 19, 2015
Dombrowski expressed his desire to join the Red Sox.
“I want to thank John and Tom for this opportunity,” Dombrowski said. “Although I did have other potential options within baseball, there was no option that stood out as clearly as the chance to come to Boston and win with the Red Sox. Boston is a baseball city like no other and its history and traditions are unique in our game. I expressed to John and Tom that Boston would be my absolute top choice and am honored to have the chance to serve Red Sox Nation.”
— MLB (@MLB) August 19, 2015
Red Sox owner John Henry released the following statement.
“I have known Dave very well for a long time,” principal owner John Henry said. “[Chairman] Tom [Werner] and I have no doubts that Dave is the right person to strengthen our baseball operations group going forward. He is one of the most highly regarded executives in all of baseball, and had options to go with other Clubs. We feel very fortunate that he wanted to come to Boston, and wanted to further his career — now with the Red Sox — as one of the great architects of winning baseball clubs.”