Dave Dombrowski is no longer the Tigers general manager after he was released from his contract Tuesday.
In the last 14 years under Dombrowski, Detroit made five trips to the playoffs, including four straight American League Central Division titles and two World Series appearances.
During his tenure he brought in players such as Ivan Rodriquez, Magglio Ordonez, Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, Prince Fielder, David Price and Ian Kinsler.
In a statement, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch said he feels this is the right time for the team to move forward under new leadership.
Al Avila, who had been a top assistant to Dombrowski since 2002, will take over as general manager and will report directly to Ilitch.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports