Red Sox part ways with manager Alex Cora amid sign-stealing scandal


The Red Sox announced they parted ways with manager Alex Cora on Tuesday via an official statement.

Cora, who won the World Series in his first year with the team in 2018, has been embroiled in an MLB sign-stealing scandal in which his teams have been accused of using technology illegally to gain an advantage. Cora allegedly participated in the cheating as the hitting coach of the Astros in 2017, then reportedly carried some of his methods over to Boston thereafter.

“We collectively decided that it would not be possible for Alex to effectively lead the club going forward,” wrote the Red Sox, “and we mutually agreed to part ways.”

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Boston met with commisioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday to discuss the league’s ongoing investigation into its actions.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.