The Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball announced that Al Avila has been named general manager of the club and executive VP of operations. He will replace Dave Dombrowski.
.@Tigers promote assistant GM Al Avila to Executive VP of Baseball Operations and GM. Dave Dombrowski released from his contract.
— MLB (@MLB) August 4, 2015
Dombrowski, 55, was named the team president in 2001 and took over as general manager in 2002. He has been in professional baseball for almost 34 years. Since taking over as President he made the postseason five times, made the World Series twice, but never won it all.
Avila, 56, has been with the Tigers for 11 seasons after being named assistant general manager in 2002 by Dombrowski. He has spent nearly 21 seasons in professional baseball. His son, Alex Avila, plays for the Tigers and is eligible for free agency after this season.