Thursday, November 15, 2018

Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Gets New Contract Extension Deal Until 2021

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World Series Champion manager Alex Cora and the Red Sox agreed on the terms of a new contract—including a one-year extension that runs through the 2021 season. The ballclub also has an option for the 2022 season. Said Cora, "Since day one, John and Linda Henry, Tom Werner, Mike Gordon, Sam Kennedy, and Dave Dombrowski have been incredibly supportive of me and my family, and for that I am extremely grateful. For me, 2018 was not only historic, but it was special as well, both on and off the field. We have a great appreciation for our accomplishments this past year, but now our focus moves forward to the season ahead and defending our World Series title." Cora led the Red Sox to a franchise record 108 wins during the regular season—and the team blitzed to their ninth World Series Championship by going 11-3 in the post-season. Cora finished second in the balloting for American League Manager Of The Year.