Alex Cora

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Rob Bradford
March 10, 2018 - 12:28 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Roenis Elias is still competing for a spot on the Red Sox' roster, it's just not the one we thought he was vying for. At the outset of camp, it was believed Elias was in the mix for grabbing the fifth spot in the Red Sox' starting rotation, joining Brian Johnson and Hector...
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Nick Friar
March 08, 2018 - 12:16 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Baserunning wasn’t exactly the Red Sox forte in 2017. There was a constant need to scrape away for every run possible with no major home run threat in the lineup, with Mookie Betts being the closest thing with 24 homers and 102 RBI. With J.D. Martinez on board and the potential...
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Rob Bradford
March 08, 2018 - 11:15 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It won't be a surprise to anyone when Alex Cora names Chris Sale his Opening Day starting pitcher. But he still is holding off on that proclamation. The Red Sox manager did, however, feel comfortable enough to tab Eduardo Nunez as the guy who will get the nod at second base when...
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Rob Bradford
March 07, 2018 - 11:21 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It would certainly be unconventional. Meeting with the media prior to his team's Grapefruit League game against the Twins at JetBlue Park, Alex Cora suggested that there is a scenario where his final 25-man roster doesn't possess a single lefty reliever. "No. It doesn't matter...
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Rob Bradford
March 03, 2018 - 7:56 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Steve Langone had gotten used to it. Five years will do that. Three or four times a week, the former Boston College baseball standout would get on a plane, trying to catch that next team, that next city. His job was to be where the Red Sox weren't so when they did get there,...
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Rob Bradford
March 03, 2018 - 6:21 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On the surface, it would have seemed like an innocuous spring training stolen base. It was much more. Jackie Bradley Jr. swiped his first bag of the Grapefruit League season in the first inning of the Red Sox' 5-3 loss to the Yankees Saturday. It matched his spring training...
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Rob Bradford
March 02, 2018 - 1:43 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox bullpen wouldn't seemingly have a whole lot of room for additions. Right now, locks for the group would be Craig Kimbrel, Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, and Carson Smith, with Brandon Workman, Austin Maddox and Robby Scott seemingly having the upper-hand for...
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John Tomase
February 28, 2018 - 11:39 am
On Thursday, the Red Sox will visit West Palm Beach and manager Alex Cora will experience a homecoming. The Red Sox will be visiting the Houston Astros, the team that Cora helped lead to a World Series title last year as bench coach. Cora looks forward to the reunion with players and coaches that...
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Rob Bradford
February 27, 2018 - 3:36 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Wondering about the origins of Dustin Pedroia's relationship with his new manager Alex Cora? The second baseman offered some insight while joining Cora on the Bradfo Sho podcast. The pair recounted the meetings they had with both then-general manager Theo Epstein and then-...
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John Tomase
February 23, 2018 - 10:53 am
The Red Sox will wear caps honoring the shooting victims at Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday. Manager Alex Cora donned the cap, with its interlocking S and D, during his press conference before the Red Sox faced the Twins at JetBlue Park. Seventeen teachers and students were killed when a...
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