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Former Tigers GM, president Dave Dombrowski hired as Red Sox's president of baseball operations

Dombrowski will reportedly hire a GM to take the place of departing Red Sox GM Ben Cherington.

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Dave Dombrowski, the Detroit Tigers former general manager and team president, has found a new home with an old boss. On Tuesday night the Boston Red Sox announced that they had hired Dombrowski as their president of baseball operations.

Dombrowski and current Red Sox owner John Henry worked together back when Henry owned the Marlins once upon a time. In a corresponding move, the team also announced that their GM, Ben Cherington, was stepping down from his position but would remain long enough to assist Dombrowski with the transition.

The Tigers fired Dombrowski on Aug. 4, the Tuesday following the July 31 trade deadline, after he'd been replaced by then-assistant GM Al Avila the day after the deadline.

Since the Tigers replaced Dombrowski with Avila, there have been a number of front office changes on two separate occasions. After the team announced the hire, Dombrowski told Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press that Henry had reached out to him soon after Dombrowski was fired by the Tigers.

After speaking to two teams seriously and interviewing with the Red Sox for three hours on Thursday, Dombrowski told Fenech that he was offered the job on Sunday.

Dombrowski met with both teams -- the other which was not disclosed -- during the owners' meeting in Chicago. It's expected that Dombrowski will hire a GM to replace Cherington.