Longtime baseball executive Dave Dombrowski is joining Music City Baseball LLC in an attempt to bring a Major League Baseball team to Nashville, according to Tommy Deas of the Tennessean.
Dombrowski will work as a consultant and adviser. The 63-year-old has worked with the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos (now Washington Nationals), and Florida Marlins (now Miami).
"It's clear to me that Nashville is ready for Major League Baseball, and Music City Baseball is making smart and exciting decisions as it works to bringing a team here," Dombrowski said. "From its relationship with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to its community support, Music City Baseball has built a strong foundation."
The former World Series-winning general manager is moving to the city to join a group that also includes ex-Arizona Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart and Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa.
"Nashville is a city with deep baseball roots, and as we emerge from the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, I believe baseball, and more specifically Music City Baseball, can play an important role in bringing the city back together," Dombrowski said. "My wife, Karie, and I are looking forward to becoming part of the Nashville community."
Music City Baseball was formed in 2019 and hopes to have a club in MLB by 2024. The Nashville Stars is the working name for the team.