The Detroit Tigers have announced today via press release that Dave Dombrowski is no longer serving as the Tigers General Manager. Assistant GM Al Avila has been named as the new General Manager.

No interim tag has been placed on Avila.

Mike Ilitch is quoted from the press release:

"I would like to thank Dave Dombrowski for his 14 years of service," said Ilitch. "Together we've enjoyed some success, but we're still in aggressive pursuit of our ultimate goal: to bring a World Series title to Detroit and Michigan. I've decided to release Dave from his contract in order to afford him the time to pursue other career opportunities. I feel this is the right time for the Tigers to move forward under new leadership."

"Al Avila is a true baseball man," Ilitch added. "He's been involved in every facet of the game as a college head coach, scout and executive. His track record in identifying and developing talent is extremely impressive. I'm confident that Al will bring his own approach and his own style to the general manager position. He's worked extremely hard over the course of his career to afford himself this opportunity with the Detroit Tigers."

Read the full press release here.