Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired amid multiple sign-stealing scandals

  • Sox manager fired for role in sign-stealing while with Astros
  • Cora faces separate probe for allegations Red Sox stole signs
  • Skipper won 2018 World Series in debut season with Boston

The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport’s sign-stealing scandal.

Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros when they illicitly stole signs and won the 2017 World Series. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred mentioned Cora by name 11 times in a nine-page report Monday, describing him as a key person in the planning and execution of the cheating scheme.

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