Major League Baseball rumors: Red Sox fire Alex Cora amid Astros cheating scandal

Ruben Hill
January 15, 2020

"We agreed today that parting ways was the best thing for the organization", Cora said in a statement released by the Red Sox.

The Red Sox announced late Tuesday that they have parted ways with Cora due to MLB's ongoing investigation into the sign-stealing cheating scandal. OK, now back to the Bruins-Jackets.

New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran avoided punishment in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal Monday as A.J.

The team confirmed their decision just after 7:30 p.m.

The Red Sox, who are alleged to have also used electronics to steal signs in 2018 and were found guilty of doing so in 2017, as well, said they would hold a press conference at Fenway Park on Wednesday, as they will be forced to find a new manager with pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to spring training in less than a month. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. That is the only technology that I use and understand.

Astros players disputed whether knowing the pitches seconds in advance helped batters.

'As the person with responsibility for managing his players and coaches, there simply is no justification for Hinch's failure to act, ' Manfred said.

In his report, Manfred said Hinch was aware of the system but did not tell Luhnow.

The report also stated Cora "was involved in developing both the banging scheme and utilizing the replay review room to decode and transmit signs". The Red Sox beat a pair of 100-win teams in the Yankees and Astros in the AL playoffs, then defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a five-game World Series to make Cora the first Puerto Rican manager to win a championship and the fifth manager to guide a team to a title in his first season. "It is hard because virtually all of the Astros' players had some involvement or knowledge of the scheme, and I am not in a position based on the investigative record to determine with any degree of certainty every player who should be held accountable, or their relative degree of culpability".

Manfred said he was withholding discipline for Cora until Major League Baseball completes its investigation into the allegations against the Red Sox, but he is expected to receive a harsh penalty.

Boston went 84-78 last season, a year after winning a franchise record 108 times.

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