The Boston Red Sox exercised their option on Alex Cora’s contract, adding two seasons to him, rewarding their manager for leading them to the American League Championship Series in their first year back after serving a one-year suspension for the signal theft scandal.
Cora, 46 years old, it was contractually bound until 2024.
“Alex’s leadership of our staff and our players was critical to everything we achieved in 2021.” said Red Sox baseball director Chaim Bloom. “Along with the entire Red Sox leadership, I am excited to secure many more years of a bond as we work together to bring another World Series trophy to Fenway Park. “
Former infielder who was part of the Boston team that won the 2007 World Series, Cora has a 284-202 mark in three seasons as a driver.
In its first year, 2018, the Puerto Rican led the Red Sox to a record 108 wins for the franchise and the scepter of the World Series. But he had to step aside a year later when he was identified as his brain.The Houston Astros’ signal stealing plot.
After Ron Roenicke led the team in the 2020 season, abbreviated by the pandemic, Cora returned to Boston Cave. The Red Sox went 92-70, defeated the New York Yankees in the AL wild card game and eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays in the Divisional Series. They succumbed to the Astros in the series for the circuit title.
“I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to coach the Red Sox,” Cora said in a statement. “We have experienced so many special moments as a team and as a city in 2021, but we still have pending tasks to accomplish.”