Alex Cora

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Jose Alexander Cora

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Biographical Information[edit]

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 announced Super Regional games for ESPN.

In 2017, he was named bench coach of the Houston Astros. While the Astros were playing the the postseason that year, his name emerged as a leading candidate for a number of managerial openings that needed to be filled at the time. On October 22, the day after the Astros had qualified for the 2017 World Series, he was hired to become the manager of the Boston Red Sox staring in 2018.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
John Farrell
Boston Red Sox Manager
Succeeded by

Further Reading[edit]

  • Ian Browne: "Sox finalize 3-year deal with Cora to manage",, October 22, 2017. [1]
  • Ian Browne: "Papi, Pedro rave about new Boston manager: Retired stars think Cora 'a perfect fit' to lead Red Sox",, November 3, 2017. [2]
  • Ian Browne: "Skip on the radar: Cora has learned from best: New Boston manager will pull from experience with Francona, Hinch and more", December 4, 2017. [3]
  • Daniel Kramer: "Red Sox, Mets line up to interview Cora: Astros bench coach a candidate for vacant managerial posts",, October 16, 2017. [4]

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