Alex Cora

Alex Reimer
March 30, 2018 - 1:39 pm
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski isn’t pushing the panic button. In an interview Friday with OMF, Dombrowski addressed the Red Sox’ Opening Day debacle. Their bullpen surrendered a four-run lead in the eighth to the Rays, allowing six runs to cross the plate. Joe Kelly was...
Read More
Alex Cora
Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
March 29, 2018 - 9:41 pm
Oh, to be a fly on the wall in John Farrell's kitchen. If the phrase, "Ain't as easy it looks," were muttered, would anyone object? Same goes for, "See? It wasn't me." Welcome to Boston, Alex Cora. Hope you brought a helmet. The new Red Sox manager debuted on Thursday in St. Petersburg, and for...
Read More
Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2018 - 8:27 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- That was not the start the Red Sox were looking for. Leading 4-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox bullpen allowed six runs to blow a dominant Chris Sale outing, falling to the Rays 6-4 on Opening Day. After Sale threw six scoreless innings, Matt Barnes...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
March 28, 2018 - 7:34 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After the final spring training game on Tuesday, the Red Sox bussed from Fort Myers to Tampa in advance of Thursday's opener. Instead of going their separate ways and doing their own thing, everyone got together for a dinner. It wasn't just the team, either. It was the...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
March 28, 2018 - 3:40 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Cora identified Hanley Ramirez as his No. 3 hitter early on in camp, and sure enough, that's where the first baseman will find himself on Opening Day. The Red Sox manager said Wednesday that Ramirez would get the start at first and hit behind No. 2 hitter Andrew...
Read More
Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
March 26, 2018 - 4:44 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It seems like the Red Sox' Opening Day 25-man roster is set and the starting rotation is also set as well. Speaking Monday afternoon, manager Alex Cora said the starting rotation would be as follows: Chris Sale (Thursday vs. Tampa), David Price (Friday vs. Tampa), Rick Porcello...
Read More
Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
March 26, 2018 - 12:17 pm
Early in Spring Training, Red Sox principal owner John Henry raised some eyebrows when he said the team made major changes over the offseason. At that point, the Red Sox had not yet signed J.D. Martinez, meaning they were returning virtually the same roster from last year. When pressed about his...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
March 25, 2018 - 10:50 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In case Alex Cora was getting comfortable, along came last week. The first-time manager was presented with a few unique scenarios in the last few days, two of them involving one roster spot. The first arrived Thursday when Brock Holt requested a meeting with Cora after being...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
March 24, 2018 - 9:34 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Brock Holt and Deven Marrero couldn't avoid it. They knew the reality of the situation, which was leading to one of them not making the Red Sox' 25-man roster. That's why the conversation was what it was Saturday morning. "Me and DeMo kind of came in and talked to each other,...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
March 22, 2018 - 12:27 pm
A catcher as a team's primary pinch-running threat? "I'm not the typical catcher, you know that," said Blake Swihart. Fair enough. And that is why the Red Sox are leaning toward using Swihart, who is in line to make the Opening Day roster as the team's third catcher/utilityman, as their best option...
Read More

Pages