Alex Cora

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John Tomase
March 05, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Eduardo Rodriguez's final line on Monday looked decent -- two scoreless innings, two strikeouts. But Red Sox manager Alex Cora saw something else, which is why he laid into Rodriguez after the game . Cora criticized Rodriguez for falling behind in the count and not attacking hitters, which has been...
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John Tomase
March 05, 2019 - 2:30 pm
Dustin Pedroia is one step closer to make his spring training debut, with a target date of Thursday on national TV. Manager Alex Cora told reporters on Tuesday he hopes Pedroia will be able to play against the Twins in Fort Myers in a game that will be broadcast by ESPN. "Most likely Thursday,"...
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Rob Bradford
March 05, 2019 - 7:01 am
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- It could have been another feel-good, innocuous, early-spring training start for Eduardo Rodriguez. The lefty had pitched fairly well, displaying his improved slider while showing some athleticism in gathering up Tim Tebow's slow-roller. (And, by the way, "gathering up Tim...
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Rob Bradford
February 28, 2019 - 10:48 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The day after dealing with the tragic death of his 23-year-old brother , Blake Swihart was trying to get back to business. Swihart was in the Red Sox' starting lineup against the Nationals Thursday, hitting sixth and serving as the designated hitter. "Whatever he wants, he'll do...
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Rob Bradford
February 27, 2019 - 10:24 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tragedy has evidently hit Red Sox camp again. The team announced that it had previously closed clubhouse access to the media because of a player's family emergency. No further details were given. Meeting with the media Red Sox manager Alex Cora talked for nine minutes about the...
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Rob Bradford
February 26, 2019 - 9:07 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The question was a straightforward one: Why could you be the closer for the Red Sox? Matt Barnes' answer was just as direct. "Over the last few years, I’ve learned a lot about the league and about myself and how to best utilize myself," Barnes said on the Bradfo Sho podcast. "I’...
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Rob Bradford
February 22, 2019 - 11:13 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Typically Alex Cora's meeting the media prior to spring training games are spent going through the updates when it comes to the manager's ballclub. Friday morning was different. Cora spent his entire press conference talking about the late Nick Cafardo, who passed away suddenly...
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Rob Bradford
February 21, 2019 - 9:55 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Alex Cora isn't going to shy away from the talk shows. In fact, he embraces the conversation. This was the message passed along by the Red Sox manager when joining Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria at JetBlue Park Thursday for a 20-minute sit-down that touched on...
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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2019 - 1:49 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- At one point in his media briefing Wednesday Alex Cora offered a dose of reality when asked a roster construction question. "We're in the first week of spring training ...," said the Red Sox manager. Fair. But there can be moments, even this early in camp, where there is a...
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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2019 - 9:32 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This isn't anything new. There have been other spring trainings where an excitement regarding Eduardo Rodriguez's potential has been in the air at JetBlue Park. But listening to Alex Cora Tuesday it certainly seems the optimism might be a bit more definitive this time around. "...
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