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Dave Dombrowski out as Tigers GM; Al Avila takes over

Dave Dombrowski out as Tigers GM; Al Avila takes over

Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, ending a run of nearly 14 seasons in which he helped turn the franchise from an afterthought into one of the American League's powerhouses. The four-time Central champion Tigers abruptly announced the move Tuesday, catching people at Comerica Park and beyond by surprise. Dombrowski was fresh off making several big trades, and his exit set off rampant speculation about where he would next work. Dombrowski was in the last season of his contract and overseeing a team stuck below .500. He is being replaced by Al Avila, who has served as his top assistant since 2002. Avila's son, Alex, catches for the...

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