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Red Sox targeting lefties to replace Big Papi

In his quest to replace David Ortiz in the lineup, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski appears unlikely to land Edwin Encarnacion or Jose Bautista, two free-agent sluggers who have often haunted Boston while wearing Toronto uniforms. Instead, the preference would be to get a left-handed bat — perhaps on a shorter-term deal — to help balance out the lineup. …read more

Sox look to tweak East title team for '17 run

For Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, there are two major areas of focus in his quest to put together a team that can defend the American League East title and make a deep run next October. The first is to try to replace David Ortiz’s elite production. The second is to rebuild a bullpen that could lose free agents Koji Uehara, Brad Ziegler and Junichi Tazawa. …read more

Dombrowski reflects on Papi, looks to future

It has been 14 months since the Red Sox stunned the industry when they effectively replaced Ben Cherington with Dave Dombrowski, the longtime executive with a penchant for bold moves and big winning percentages. MLB.com caught up with Dombrowski in the midst of the ALDS to get his thoughts on David Ortiz and a team in transition. …read more

After shrewd moves, Dombrowski savors October

It was a perfect autumn day in Boston, and Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski couldn’t help but savor it as he sat in the empty grandstands at Fenway Park while his team worked out in preparation for Thursday’s Game 1 of the ALDS at Cleveland. And as the seasoned Dombrowski knows as well as any executive in the game, there is no better time of year than the postseason, when every pitch is magnified. …read more

Resilience, grit put Porcello on cusp of 20 wins

The man who threw his first Major League pitch at the age of 20 all those years ago is now on the cusp of his first 20-win season. For Rick Porcello to get to this point (19-3, 3.23 ERA) in his eighth season is a credit to his combination of unflappability and determination that Dave Dombrowski saw in him all those years ago, and what Ben Cherington had uncovered before bringing the righty to Boston. …read more

Dombrowski: Always room to get better

Now that Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has gotten a jump start by making two important acquisitions (infielder Aaron Hill and reliever Brad Ziegler), and reportedly a third (All-Star starter Drew Pomeranz) he can narrow his focus in the weeks leading up to the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline. …read more

Red Sox confident in rotation behind Price

The Red Sox are heartened by the addition of ace David Price. However, fans and media have expressed skepticism over whether the rotation is good enough after the big lefty. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and manager John Farrell did their best to quiet those concerns while speaking at Grapefruit League Media Day on Friday. …read more