Less than a year after helping to guide the Red Sox to the 2018 World Series title, Dave Dombrowski was fired late Sunday as president of baseball operations, according to multiple reports.
The firing came hours after Boston's 10-5 loss to the Yankees that dropped them to 76-67 -- 8.0 games behind the Athletics for the second Wild Card spot in the American League and 17.5 games behind the Yankees for first place in the AL East.
With 19 games remaining in their season, the Sox are promoting Raquel Ferreira -- who previously served as SVP of major league and minor league operations -- and assistant general managers Eddie Romero, Brian O'Halloran and Zack Scott to lead their baseball operations department on an interim basis, reports ESPN's Jeff Passan
Sox manager Alex Cora was "surprised and shocked" by the move, according to Passan.
"This is a guy that gave me a chance to come here and be a big league manager," Cora said. "It's one of those things that caught me. They just told me, so I'm not ready to talk about it."
Dombrowski, 63, had served as Boston's president of baseball operations since 2015.
Ferreira has been working for the Red Sox for 21 years in a number of different capacities.