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Cora offered and expected to take Red Sox job

Cora offered and expected to take Red Sox job
Published On: Sat, Oct 21
Jul 16, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach Joey Cora (3) greets third baseman Max Moroff (62) after Moroff hit a solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora, whos been linked to four teams with managerial openings, has been offered the Boston Red Sox managing job, and assuming a contract is completed is expected to be named Bostons manager as soon as Houstons season is over, which could be as early as Saturday night following Game 7 of their American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.

Cora, who also drew interest from the Detriot Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, seemed to be Bostons first choice from the start, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported.

The Red Sox also interviewed former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who was just hired to fill Ausmus old job in Detroit.

Cora, a beloved former major-league player for 13 seasons, previously interviewed in about a half-dozen places for manager, but seems to be the hottest candidate this year. Cora has received raves for the job hes doing in Houston.

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