– The Boston Red Sox have hired former Detroit Tigers boss Dave Dombrowski as the team president.

The Red Sox also said General Manager Ben Cherington is leaving the club, two years after building the 2013 World Series champions.

The announcements were made during Boston's game against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Dombrowski, let go by the Tigers two weeks ago, will take over immediately. Cherington "declined the opportunity to continue as general manager," the ballclub said.

Larry Lucchino said earlier this month that he would be stepping down as president and CEO.

The Red Sox, three-time World Series champions in a decade, are on their way to their third last-place finish in four seasons.

Associated Press