Astros bench coach Alex Cora to be new manager for Red Sox

(NEWS CENTER) -- The Boston Red Sox have found their new manager.

The Red Sox have agreed to hire current Houston Astros bench coach and former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora as their next manager. The Sox will sign Cora to a three-year deal.



Cora is currently with the Astros, preparing for Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. If the series goes seven full games, the season would conclude Wednesday, November 1.

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Cora spent three and a half seasons with the Sox after he was traded from the Cleveland Indians midway through the 2005 season. He was considered a clubhouse favorite by teammates and has been credited with being a pivotal piece to the 2007 Red Sox World Series Championship team.

Several reports say the Red Sox have refused to comment.

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