DETROIT (AP) -- Dave Dombrowski says there had been no talks with Tigers ownership about a new contract, and as time wore on he began to sense he might not be back with Detroit in 2016.
The Tigers announced Tuesday that Dombrowski's tenure as president and general manager was ending, naming Al Avila the new GM. The move seemed abrupt, especially because Dombrowski had just finished making a series of trades with an eye toward the team's future. But Dombrowski was in the last season of his contract, and he says there were no talks about a new deal.
Dombrowski guided Detroit to two American League pennants and four Central division titles. He says it does "sadden" him that the team was unable to win the World Series while he was in charge.
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