Ron Roenicke to be Red Sox's interim manager

Ruben Hill
February 14, 2020

The Boston Red Sox have decided on their next manager, as they announced on Tuesday that former bench coach Ron Roenicke has been promoted to interim manager. The announcement comes as pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers for the beginning of Spring Training. Alex Cora departed in January after MLB's investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros - Cora's previous employer - leaving new chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom to conduct an abbreviated job search. Once the league completes its probe, Roenicke could become the permanent manager.

This will be the second managerial gig for the 63-year-old Roenicke, who spent five seasons as skipper of the Milwaukee Brewers from 2011 to 2015 where he posted a 342-331 mark and reached the National League Championship Series in 2011.

"After talking through it as an organization, we felt that naming Ron our interim manager was the best way to respect the investigation that's ongoing into our 2018 club", Bloom told reporters while seated next to Roenicke at the announcement.

Roenicke arrived in Boston with Cora before the 2018 campaign.

"We're very excited to have Ron lead our group going forward", said general manager Brian O'Halloran.

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