Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox and manager Alex Cora have agreed to a new contract, one that includes a one-year extension for the 2021 season and with a club option for the 2022 season, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced.

It’s a certainly deserved deal for the 43-year-old manager, all things considered.

In just his first season as manager of the Red Sox, Cora helped guide the Sox to a franchise-record 108 victories in the regular season before managing the team to their first World Series title since 2013, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games. In fact, the entire postseason run required just 14 games, as the Red Sox lost just three games over their entire playoff run.

Cora was not the American League’s Manager of the Year, however, as revealed Tuesday.

The new deal comes with a slight change from Cora’s previous deal, as Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic noted, with Cora’s original contract having run through the 2020 season and with a club option for 2021.

The deal will also come with a raise, according to Bob Nightengale.

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