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Jose Alexander Cora

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Infielder Alex Cora is the younger brother of former big league player and current coach Joey Cora. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 12th round (345th overall) of the 1993 amateur draft, but did not sign. He was drafted again by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 3rd round (88th overall) of the 1996 amateur draft. Among all players drafted in that round, Cora has appeared in more major league games than any of them. He made the All-Tournament Team in the 1995 College World Series and in the 1996 College World Series.

After his retirement as a player, he became the General Manager of the Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican League in 2012, leading the team to the 2013 Caribbean Series in his first year in the job.

In 2013, Cora has been announcing Super Regional games for ESPN.

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