Cuban Al Avila is the new general manager of the Detroit Tigers
- Submitted by: Juana
- United States
- 08 / 06 / 2015
Dave Dombrowski was fired as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, the end of a cycle of nearly 14 seasons in which conceived the resurgence of a franchise that went from laughingstock to one of the great powers in the American League.
The output of Dombrowski was announced on Tuesday by the Tigers, who have 51-55 mark and go in third place in the central division of the American League, 12 games behind Kansas City and 9 games behind Minnesota.
Dombrowski, who was serving the last year of his contract, was replaced by Cuban Al Avila, his right hand since 2002.
Avila is the father of Tigers catcher Alex Avila. He collaborated with Dombrowski since worked together on his former team, the Marlins.
Avila, who appeared at a press conference about an hour after the announcement, takes the reins of a club immersed in uncertainty.