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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 11: Alex Cora #13 of the Boston Red Sox looks on in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 11, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Monday morning, the Boston Red Sox announced the team is exercising the options in manager Alex Cora’s contract. Cora, 46, is now under contract through the 2024 season.

Following the announcement, the team released a statement from Cora. “I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to manage the Red Sox,” he said. “We experienced so many special moments as a team and as a city in 2021, but we still have unfinished business to take care of. I am excited about the current state of our organization and eager to continue my work with our front office, coaches, players, and everyone who makes this such a special place.” Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom is expected to speak with the media at 2:00 p.m..

This is Cora’s second stint with the Red Sox – he was first with the team in 2018 and 2019 before spending the 2020 season out of baseball due to his involvement in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. When Cora returned to the Red Sox in 2021, he signed a two-year contract through 2022 with two additional option years.

Through three seasons with the Red Sox, Cora has a career record 284-202. The team won a World Series in his first season in 2018, then missed the playoff the next year. Last year, he led them to the ALCS.

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