Report: Alex Cora to return as Red Sox manager in 2020

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By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com

In the wake of the firing of President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski, some have suggested that Red Sox manager Alex Cora could also be on the hot seat following a disappointing 2019 season.

That apparently is not the case.

WBZ's Dan Roche reported Tuesday that Cora will return as manager next season. Red Sox owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, and team President Sam Kennedy reportedly addressed the players on Tuesday and stated their support for Cora.

Cora indicated during his press availability Tuesday that he had not received assurances from ownership that his job would be safe amid changes to the team's baseball operations department.

Cora has put up a 184-122 record in nearly two seasons as Red Sox manager, including a World Series title last year.

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