Red Sox Hiring Boston Legend As New Manager?
Are the Red Sox hiring a Boston legend as their new manager?
Last week, former team skipper Alex Cora was fired by the organization over his involvement in the Houston Astros cheating scandal.
Cora was a bench coach at the time the signal stealing operation took place, and he allegedly played a central role in what was transpiring.
Aside from being implicated in the Astros’ cheating scandal, Cora is now also under investigation by major league baseball for doing the same thing with the Red Sox.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are attempting to move forward by finding Cora’s replacement.
According to MLB Network baseball insider Jon Heyman, the team is taking a close look at Boston legend Jason Varitek to fill the void.
Varitek’s name was previously tossed around when the Red Sox needed a new manager, but he was not at all interested in the opportunity.
This time around, Heyman is reporting that Varitek has a different view on things.
Jason Varitek seems to be more willing to consider managing this time around. Beloved in Boston.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 20, 2020
The 47-year-old spent his entire career in Boston and would unquestionably be a stabilizing force during this period of turmoil for the franchise.
Varitek was a member of the Red Sox as a player for 15 years before being hired as a special assistant in 2012.
Boston is expected to make a final decision on who will Cora’s managerial spot at some point in the next two weeks.