The Boston Red Sox recruited former manager Alex Cora nine months after breaking up with him for his involvement in the Houston Astros sign theft scandal.
Cora led Boston to the World Series championship in 2018, when the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In making the announcement on Twitter, Red Sox posted a photo of Cora lifting up the Commissioner’s Cup with the words, “Welcome back, Alex Cora.”
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to be managed again and back to a game I have loved all my life,” said Cora in a statement released by the team.
“I can̵7;t wait to get back to work with our main office, our coaches and especially our players. Boston is the place I’ve always wanted, and I couldn’t be more delighted to help the Red Sox get there. The last goal is to win in October. “
Before arriving in Boston during her first term as manager, Cora was a favorite bench coach with Astros back in 2017 when that team won it all, with one title. is currently in place.
Houston was caught spying on the captors’ signals with a camera in the center of the team’s stadium, Minute Maid Park, then forwarding that information to Astros fans – usually passed someone smashing into trash.
By knowing the type of pitch coming, bats can adjust their timing. For example, the batter will turn early if a fast ball is coming – or sit back and judge where to hit the ball or change the ball.
Red Sox was arrested for similar acts in 2018, although MLB insists Boston’s fraud “has a much more limited scope and impact” than the 2017 Houston Astros.
Boston was stripped of a draft option because of its 2018 mistakes, and Cora resigned in January.
Cora’s re-hire comes a week after another key figure in Astros’s scandal, then-manager AJ Hinch, also returns. Hinch, who along with Astros CEO Jeff Luhnow, who was fired when the scandal came to light, was hired last week as manager of the Detroit Tigers.