Red Sox officially part ways with Alex Cora

May 8, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (20) stands in the dugout during the twelfth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson,

With a major suspension likely looming, the Boston Red Sox decided to officially parted ways with manager Alex Cora on Tuesday night, as first alluded to by 98.5 The Sports Hub, ending Cora's managerial tenure after just two seasons.

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This team is not my beat or expertise, and I'll be the first to admit it, but hearing there might be some news coming out of Fenway shortly. OK, now back to the Bruins-Jackets.

According to sources close to the situation, the decision was made shortly after 5 p.m. after meeting with Cora and determining that the situation would be 'untenable' given the league's investigation into the alleged use of technology the Red Sox utilized to gain sign-stealing advantages during their run to the 2018 World Series. According to sources, the split was termed a 'mutual parting of ways' with neither side looking to vilify the other, end on unfavorable terms, and/or create assumption that Cora and the Sox were guilty of the accusations levied against the 2018 team.

It didn't help that Cora was also involved in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal (which led to year-long suspensions and almost immediate firings for Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch), either, as it was believed that Cora's punishment was going to be worse.

The team confirmed their decision just after 7:30 p.m.

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Statement from the Boston #RedSox and Alex Cora:

As you would expect, the Red Sox have yet to name an official replacement for Cora, who went 192-132 during his run as Boston's skipper, as the team's new manager.

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