A fortnight after Dave Dombrowski was released by the Tigers in what many saw as a shock move, he was hired by the Boston Red Sox to be their next President of Baseball Operations.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that current President Ben Cherington will step down as general manager of the team to make way for Dombrowski.

"...Cherington will step down... but [he will] stay on long enough to assist Dombrowski with the transition. Per the team, Dombrowski will assume his duties immediately and report directly to principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner. Dombrowski has indicated that he intends to hire a new GM."

Dombrowski won a World Series while in Florida with the Marlins in 1997.

When Dombrowski was brought on in Detroit the Tigers were in the downward slide that would eventually hit rock bottom in the infamous 43-119 year of 2003. That was Dombrowski's second year with the team. He since helped the Tigers reach two World Series, though the team went 1-8 in those games.

The Red Sox situation he currently inherits is that of a team currently in the basement of the AL, and should finish last in the AL East for the third time in the last four years. Of course if anybody can rebuild and revive a struggling franchise to success it's Dombrowski.