Boston Red Sox Fire Alex Cora
The Boston Red Sox fired Alex Cora on Tuesday afternoon.
In a statement made on the official team Twitter account, Boston revealed that a final decision had been made on its manager.
One day earlier MLB commissioner Rob Manfred implicated Cora in a wide-reaching Houston Astros cheating scandal from 2017.
At the time, Cora served as Houston’s bench coach.
According to multiple reports, he then went on to bring a similar rule-breaking system to Boston in 2018 in his first official season as manager.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) January 15, 2020
While the league announced how it was disciplining the Astros earlier in the week, no official punishment for Cora has been revealed yet.
A ruling on his fate is pending another league-wide investigation into possible cheating by the Red Sox.
Most baseball analysts believe that Cora’s punishment will be far harsher than the one-year penalty received by former Astros manager A.J. Hinch.