– New Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski thought enough of the team to pick Boston over other suitors. Now he's going to spend the next six weeks trying to figure out what's worth keeping — in the front office, on the field at Fenway Park and in the minor leagues.

"I'm not here to blow up the organization," Dombrowski said at a Fenway Park news conference Wednesday, a day after he was hired. "They have a lot of good people here."

With General Manager Ben Cherington stepping aside, Dombrowski said he would be hiring a general manager but was in no rush. Nor did he discuss the future of manager John Farrell, on leave after being diagnosed with what he said was a treatable form of cancer. He underwent his first chemotherapy session Tuesday.

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