Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora listens to a question during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. (Source: AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have fired manager Alex Cora.

The move came one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport’s sign-stealing scandal.

Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros when they won the 2017 World Series and led Boston to the title the following year in his first season as manager.

Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during the Astros’ run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.

The Astros were fined $5 million and must forfeit their next two first- and second-round amateur draft picks as punishment.

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