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Red Sox hire Dombrowski as president; GM Cherington is out

On their way to a third last-place finish in four seasons, the Boston Red Sox shook up their front office on Tuesday night by hiring Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations and saying goodbye to general manager Ben Cherington. Dombrowski takes over his fifth major league club immediately. The team said in a news release during its game against the Cleveland Indians that Cherington "declined the opportunity to continue as general manager" but will help with the transition. "In nearly four decades in the game, Dave is a proven winner," Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said. "He can restore winning ways to Yawkey Way and help to fulfill the Red Sox...

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