Red Sox Fire Manager Alex Cora Following Sign-Stealing Scandal

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Red Sox Manager Alex Cora sits in the dugout during the fifth inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Fenway Park on September 18, 2019. (Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP/WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Red Sox have fired manager Alex Cora.

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Astros Fire Managers In Cheating Scandal; Cora, Red Sox Await Punishment

The move came one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred named him as a ringleader with Houston in the sport's sign-stealing scandal.

Cora was the bench coach for the 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 GM Jeff Luhnow were fired on Monday, an hour after Manfred suspended them for the 2020 season for their roles in the cheating scheme.

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