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Sox seeking power bat, setup man on market

The free-agent frenzy is beginning across Major League Baseball, and the Red Sox should be right in the middle of the action. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will be shopping for a power bat and possibly an impact arm to set up Craig Kimbrel in the bullpen. …read more

Cora in mix for Sox manager, but no decision

Astros bench coach Alex Cora has been linked to a number of open managerial jobs in recent weeks, and a report emerged Thursday saying that he could be named manager of the Red Sox as early as the conclusion of the American League Championship Series. And although Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski confirmed the team hasn’t made a final decision on its next manager, there are still indications that Cora would end up with the job. …read more

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