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Sport MLB world reacts to the Boston Red Sox parting ways with Alex Cora amid scandal

03:50  15 january  2020
03:50  15 january  2020 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal

  Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal.Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros when they won the 2017 World Series and led Boston to the title the following year in his first season as manager. Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired on Monday, an hour after Manfred suspended them for the 2020 season for their role in the cheating scheme.

The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday that they have parted ways with manager Alex Cora . Cora , the former bench coach for the Houston Astros, was implicated in the recent cheating scandal that led to the firings of Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch on Monday.

The Boston Red Sox parted ways with Manager Alex Cora on Tuesday night, a day after a Major League Baseball report implicated him in a cheating scandal from his time as the bench coach of the Houston Astros Statement from the Boston # RedSox and Alex Cora : pic.twitter.com/qXsUhSobSy.

Alex Cora led the Boston Red Sox to a World Series title in his first year as manager back in 2018.

Alex Cora wearing a red hat: Getty© Getty Getty

Now, he is no longer employed by the team.

The Red Sox announced late Tuesday that they have parted ways with Cora due to MLB's ongoing investigation into the sign-stealing cheating scandal.

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This comes a day after MLB suspended Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for a year. The team then fired both men later on Monday.

Many have speculated that Cora, who was the bench coach for the Astros in 2017, might face an even stiffer punishment for his role in the scandal with both the Astros and Red Sox.

Opinion: Red Sox had no choice but to fire Alex Cora

  Opinion: Red Sox had no choice but to fire Alex Cora Boston and their manager "parted ways" a day after MLB's report implicated Cora in the Astros' cheating scandal, when he was an assistant for Houston.The Boston Red Sox may have loved the man and believed in everything he stood for, but they simply had no choice.

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The Boston Red Sox announced they have fired manager Alex Cora after a Major League Baseball investigation connected him to the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal . Statement from the Boston # RedSox and Alex Cora : pic.twitter.com/qXsUhSobSy.

Here's the Red Sox statement, which includes a comment from Cora:

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Alex Cora out as Red Sox manager .
Cora, who led Boston to a World Series in his first season, was implicated in a MLB investigation alleging he coordinated the stealing of signs using technology.The Red Sox parted ways with Alex Cora on Tuesday night, deciding it was untenable for the popular manager to continue given his central role in baseball’s cheating scandal.

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