Red Sox, Alex Cora Agree to Mutually Part Ways

ryan-hannable
January 14, 2020 - 6:52 pm

Alex Cora is no longer the manager of the Red Sox.

On Tuesday night, the Red Sox put out a statement saying the organization and Cora have mutually parted ways following MLB's investigation into the Astros' sign stealing scheme. On Tuesday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch was suspended a year and then fired along with GM Jeff Luhnow.

“Today we met to discuss the Commissioner’s report related to the Houston Astros investigation," the Red Sox said in a statement. "Given the findings and the Commissioner’s ruling, we collectively decided that it would not be possible for Alex to effectively lead the club going forward and we mutually agreed to part ways.

“This is a sad day for us. Alex is a special person and a beloved member of the Red Sox. We are grateful for his impact on our franchise. We will miss his passion, his energy and his significant contributions to the communities of New England and Puerto Rico.”

Cora also put out a statement, via the team.

"I want to thank John (Henry), Tom (Werner), Sam (Kennedy), the players, our coaching staff and the entire Red Sox organization.  I especially want to thank my family for their love and support.

“We agreed today that parting ways was the best thing for the organization. I do not want to be a distraction to the Red Sox as they move forward.  My two years as manager were the best years of my life. It was an honor to manage these teams and help bring a World Series Championship back to Boston. I will forever be indebted to the organization and the fans who supported me as a player, a manager and in my efforts to help Puerto Rico. This is a special place. There is nothing like it in all of baseball, and I will miss it dearly.”

The Red Sox will hold a press conference Wednesday.

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