Alex Cora

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Rob Bradford
July 30, 2019 - 4:59 pm
Alex Cora has gone through all kinds of trade deadlines. As a player, he lived through 2008 when the Red Sox polled the clubhouse regarding the viability of Manny Ramirez sticking around, ultimately leading to the slugger being shipped to the Dodgers. Two years ago he was the bench coach on a...
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Amin Touri
July 28, 2019 - 4:49 pm
With the Red Sox winners of five of their last six and with a chance to complete a four-game sweep of the Yankees on Sunday night, Alex Cora had praise for his rotation's performance over the last week or so as the team claws back into the playoff hunt. Boston's starters have thrown a total of 43.1...
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Amin Touri
July 26, 2019 - 4:00 pm
With bullpen reshuffles ongoing as the Red Sox look to find the right formula for their relievers, Alex Cora addressed the bullpen situation on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Friday and made it fairly clear who the closer is: Brandon Workman. "I think the last two or three weeks, anyone paying...
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Rob Bradford
July 24, 2019 - 1:21 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There are the metaphorical sighs of relief and then there are the actual sighs of relief. Alex Cora let out the latter after his postgame meeting with the media Tuesday night. It was that type of win for the Red Sox. (For a complete recap of the Sox' 5-4 win, click here.) Up...
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Rob Bradford
July 23, 2019 - 11:51 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When it comes to Tropicana Field, there is going to be one memory that will be tough to knock off the top of the heap for Chris Sale. That would have been on March 31, 1998. It was the first time Sale ever went to a Major League Baseball game, with the Tigers pounding the...
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Rob Bradford
July 23, 2019 - 8:14 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Consider it a sign of the times, albeit one the Red Sox are sick of seeing. For the second time in a matter of days, the Sox' hitters were forced to face off with a position player on the mound, with Tampa Bay's Mike Brosseau doing the honors this time in the ninth inning of...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2019 - 7:39 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Part of the conversation involving the Red Sox 14-game stretch against the Rays and Yankees involves the standings. The other piece? That would be how the results might impact Dave Dombrowski's approach at the July 31 trade deadline. Those in the Red Sox' clubhouse might not...
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Rob Bradford
July 18, 2019 - 1:46 pm
J.D. Martinez's numbers heading into Thursday were good. We're talking .289 with a .889 OPS and 19 home runs. But ... Since the designated hitter/outfielder returned from the All-Star break he has run into a bit of a downturn, managing three hits in 26 at-bats. It's been enough of a slump to raise...
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Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 3:35 pm
It appears Nathan Eovaldi is finally nearing a return. The right-hander has been out since April following undergoing an arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies from his right elbow on April 23. He's also dealt with biceps soreness while rehabbing, but the plan is for him to make a rehab...
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Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 3:15 pm
David Price's history with Dennis Eckerlsey is well-documented and it resurfaced on Wednesday. Price responded to a tweet that referenced Eckerley's comments on Price in a recent Boston Globe feature . “I didn’t know how to deal with that,” Eckersley said in the piece. “I don’t plan on saying a...
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