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Alex Cora | Third Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (42) / 10/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 3 (0) / LA
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The Red Sox have named Craig Bjornson their new bullpen coach.
Bjornson was the Astros' bullpen coach this past season, as he's following manager Alex Cora from Houston. He also served as a roving pitching instructor during his time with the Astros. Nov 13 - 12:06 PM

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Dana LeVangie has been named the new pitching coach of the Red Sox.

LeVangie will be replacing Carl Willis, who joined the coaching staff of the Indians a few weeks after the Red Sox parted ways with manager John Farrell. LeVangie served as the bullpen catcher of the Red Sox for several seasons before getting promoted to the position of bullpen coach in 2013. Boston has also named Ramon Vazquez as the team's new quality control coach.
Nov 8 - 3:44 PM

The Red Sox announced Saturday that Tim Hyers has joined Alex Cora's staff as the club's new hitting coach.

The 46-year-old spent the previous two seasons as the assistant hitting coach for the Dodgers. Hyers is also familiar with the Red Sox' organization, having served previously as a scout and minor league hitting coordinator there. Andy Barkett has also joined the Red Sox' staff as their new assistant hitting coach.
Nov 4 - 2:48 PM

Andy Barkett announced Saturday that he had accepted a position on Alex Cora's coaching staff with the Red Sox.

It's unclear at the moment what exactly his role will be. Barkett, 43, spent the 2017 season in the Pirates' organization as the manager at Triple-A Indianapolis. Before that, he was the minor league hitting coordinator for the Pirates.
Nov 4 - 2:28 PM

Tony La Russa has joined the Red Sox as a vice president and special assistant to the president of baseball operations.

La Russa will work in the front office under Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski after parting ways with the Diamondbacks last month. It's not exactly clear what kind of responsibilities this new gig entails, but it does sound like a fairly prominent role. Dombrowski and La Russa go way back, to the days when they were both members of the White Sox organization.
Nov 2 - 10:11 AM

Tony La Russa is expected to join the Boston Red Sox organization on Thursday.

What La Russa's role with the Red Sox will be is unclear. The former Athletics, Cardinals and White Sox manager spend the last two years in the Diamondback organization. The only hint at La Russa's role with the club is that he will not be new manager Alex Cora's bench coach. Outside of that, it could be either an on-or-off field role with Boston in 2018.
Nov 1 - 8:56 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Pirates' third base coach Joey Cora could become the Red Sox' new bench coach.

He's the elder brother of Red Sox' new manager Joey Cora and there is growing belief that the two would like to unite. He previously functioned as the Marlins' bench coach during the 2012 season.
Source: Boston Globe
Oct 28 - 2:25 PM

The Red Sox have announced the hiring of Alex Cora as their new manager.

Cora has looked like the favorite to replace John Farrell from the beginning and now his hiring is official. He was given a three-year contract, with the Red Sox holding an option for a fourth year. Cora's only managerial experience has been in winter ball in his native Puerto Rico, but he's been the Astros' bench coach this season and is viewed as a rising star in the coaching profession.
Oct 22 - 3:36 PM

Astros bench coach Alex Cora has been offered and is expected to take the job as the next Red Sox manager, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Heyman says Cora will accept the job as soon as the Astros are eliminated from the postseason, possibly as soon as Saturday night. Cora was the hot name on the managerial market this winter, drawing interest from all four clubs with vacancies (Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies and Mets) in recent weeks. With the Tigers linked to Ron Gardenhire, the Phils and Mets are the remaining teams with openings.
Oct 21 - 4:44 PM

Astros' bench coach Alex Cora will interview for the Mets' manager job next week.

Cora is one of a few names known to be of interest to the Mets, including hitting coach Kevin Long, White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing and possibly former White Sox manager Robin Ventura. As for Cora, the Mets are just one of a handful of teams with known interest in his services -- he's interviewing for the Red Sox gig Sunday, and the Phillies and Tigers are believed to be interested as well. It appears as though the 41-year-old will have his pick of landing spots this winter for what would be his first managerial position.
Oct 14 - 7:03 PM

Astros' bench coach Alex Cora is set to interview for the Red Sox' managerial vacancy on Sunday.

He'll meet with Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski after getting a ringing endorsement from Astros' skipper A.J. Hinch. The 41-year-old is in his first season as the Astros' bench coach. He's widely respected throughout the game and is expected to be a hot commodity this winter for the various managerial openings around the league.
Source: MLB.com
Oct 14 - 3:45 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Alex Cora will interview for the Diamondbacks' vacant managerial position.

The Diamondbacks cleaned house after the season by firing both manager Chip Hale and GM Dave Stewart. Cora has served as an analyst for ESPN since retiring a few years ago. He's also the GM for Puerto Rico's World Baseball Classic team that will be competing next spring. Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo will also interview for the Diamondbacks' job, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. Lovullo had a successful stint as Boston's interim manager in 2015 when John Farrell missed the final two months while undergoing chemotherapy.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 06:40:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Padres will interview Alex Cora for their managerial vacancy.

Cora has been talked about a future manager since his playing days, so it's likely just a matter of time before a team gives him a shot. He currently works as an analyst for ESPN. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Cora will also interview with the Marlins and Nationals. The Padres recently announced that Pat Murphy won't return as manager next season and plan to conduct a lengthy search. Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will also reportedly interview for the position.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 01:14:00 PM

Cardinals released INF Alex Cora.

Cora was a longshot to make the Opening Day roster and served primarily in a mentor role with the Cardinals' less experienced infielders. Entering his age-36 season, he offers very little in the way of upside.
Sun, Mar 25, 2012 01:34:00 PM

Cardinals signed INF Alex Cora to a minor league contract.

Cora's contract comes with an invitation to spring training, where Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the 36-year-old will "serve as both competition and mentor for the club's group of less-experienced infielders." It doesn't sound like he has much of a shot at grabbing an Opening Day roster spot.
Mon, Feb 6, 2012 01:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
3Blake Swihart
1B1Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Deven Marrero
3Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Brock Holt
3Marco Hernandez
4Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Bryce Brentz
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Jalen Beeks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joe Kelly
3Matt Barnes
4Carson Smith
5Heath Hembree
6Brandon Workman
7Austin Maddox
8Robby Scott
9Roenis Elias
10Hector Velazquez
11Tyler Thornburg
12Williams Jerez
13Chandler Shepherd
14Ty Buttrey