Alex Cora

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Rob Bradford
May 03, 2018 - 6:56 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The interview back then was somewhat out of nowhere. Alex Cora had finished his playing career two years before, having dug into the world of television with ESPN. So when he got the call from Rangers general manager Jon Daniels to interview for the vacant Texas managing job...
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Ryan Hannable
May 03, 2018 - 3:22 pm
Highlighted by two, three-homer games so far this season, Mookie Betts is off to a tremendous start. The right fielder is batting .365/.451./.823 with 11 home runs and 21 RBIs in 26 games so far this season. He's added a lot more power to his game, as he had just 24 home runs all of last year...
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Ryan Hannable
May 02, 2018 - 5:28 pm
Missing a few games due to a sore hamstring, some might have thought it would have taken a few games for Mookie Betts to get back into the swing of things. That wasn't the case at all, as Betts homered three times in the Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Royals Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park. It was...
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Rob Bradford
May 02, 2018 - 12:31 pm
The Blake Swihart conundrum isn't going away. The Red Sox catchers have the second-worst combined batting average (.171) and worst OPS (.428) in the major leagues, yet Swihart still won't be cracking the rotation of Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon. Prior to Wednesday afternoon's game, Alex Cora...
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Ryan Hannable
April 30, 2018 - 5:14 pm
There was some good news for the Red Sox on Monday. Even though Mookie Betts (hamstring) is out of the lineup for a second straight game, it doesn't appear to be cause for concern. "Mookie is feeling better," manager Alex Cora said. "He’s an option today, if needed. I feel like not starting today...
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Rob Bradford
April 29, 2018 - 6:06 pm
The odds didn't seem in Alex Cora's favor. But so far this season, that really doesn't seem to matter. The scenario: Runners on first and second, two outs and the game between the Red Sox and Rays tied at 3-3. Rays righty closer Alex Colome on the mound and Sandy Leon, who at the time is hitting ...
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Rob Bradford
April 27, 2018 - 12:47 am
TORONTO -- Through 24 games, Alex Cora has a whole lot more hits than misses. When you've managed a team that has won all but one series through a month of the season, that's pretty obvious. Thursday night, he connected again. For starters, the result of the moment in question worked out. That came...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2018 - 6:14 pm
TORONTO -- Remember Xander Bogaerts? In case you forgot, he was the best player on the Red Sox through April 8. Friday he will reintroduce himself. After making one rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket, Bogaerts -- who has missed the last 18 days due an ankle injury -- was cleared by doctors Thursday...
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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2018 - 6:09 pm
TORONTO -- Alex Cora was asked about how he viewed Hanley Ramirez, having been around him a bit now as his manager, when another question came. "Do you think he gets a bad rap?" The answer from Cora? "Yes." The Sox skipper did acknowledge how far Ramirez had come as a professional, using a story...
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Ryan Hannable
April 25, 2018 - 3:06 pm
Could Craig Kimbrel eventually start to appear in the eighth, or even seventh innings? Things seem to be trending that way. Appearing on Dale & Keefe with John Tomase on Wednesday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora indicated conversations with Kimbrel about potentially appearing in high leverage...
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