Sports Illustrated – The Red Sox have settled on their man: Alex Cora, the Astros’ bench coach, will be named Boston’s new manager after the completion of the ALCS, according to a report from LasMayores.com, MLB’s official Spanish website.
The Red Sox fired John Farrell two days after Boston was eliminated by the Astros in five games in the ALDS. Cora, 42, played 14 years as an infielder in the major leagues—including four with the Red Sox, from 2005-08—before retiring in 2011. Since then, he has done commentary work for ESPN and ESPN Deportes. He joined the Astros shortly after the conclusion of last season.
Cora will be a good fit in Boston, he knows the city and he knows what this city demands. He will do well here, he’s someone that can work with this young core of talent this team has, but also relate to the veterans this team has. Good move for the Sox, this is just one move of about 4 or 5 they need to make.