Talk about a short leash. 

The Boston Red Sox fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski on Sunday and have elevated senior vice president Raquel Ferreira and assistant general managers Eddie Romero, Brian O’Halloran and Zack Scott to jointly lead their baseball operations department for the rest of the season.

Dombrowski was the architect behind Boston’s 2018 World Series championship and had a contract that ran through the 2020 season.

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The Red Sox are in the midst of a disappointing campaign that has them eight games back of the second wild-card spot in the American League and 17½ games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East.

The Red Sox formally announced the firing Monday morning.

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