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It appears Alex Cora will be next Red Sox manager

Rob Bradford
October 21, 2017 - 7:16 pm

It sure looks like Alex Cora will be the next Red Sox manager.

According to The Athletic and, Cora has been offered the job as manager of the Red Sox. If contract terms are agreed upon (Scott Boras is Cora's agent), an announcement will be made after the Astros' postseason run. The 41-year-old serves as bench coach for Houston, which beat the Yankees Saturday night in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Dodgers.

Ken Rosenthal reports that the deal would be for three years.

It appears as though Dave Dombrowski's assertion Friday that the Red Sox' were undecided on if any candidates outside Cora and Brad Ausmus would be interviewed was predicated on Cora's acceptance of the Sox' terms.