The Boston Red Sox announced that they fired the team's manager, Bobby Valentine, regardless of having one year left on his two year contract.
Valentine, 69-93 in his first year with the team, will receive around $2.5 million, according to USA Today.
Throughout the season Valentine clashed with some of the players on the team, and the season ended with the Red Sox having the most losses since 1965.
According to The Boston Globe, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that Valentine was dealt a difficult hand and that the season was very disappointing for many different reasons. He said that no one person is to blame nor is there a single issue. He went onto say that the organization has been making personnel changes for about two months now and that they will continue to do so. Cherington also said that he was thankful for Valentine.
According to Washington Post, Valentine was probably not Cherington's first choice when he was hired. Valentine was hired back in November, as a late hire.
The team is currently searching for its third manager in three years. As of now, the team has not released a lot of details about who they have in mind.