The Boston Red Sox and manager Alex Cora have mutually agreed to part ways the team said in a statement released Tuesday night.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) January 15, 2020
Cora was linked to a sign-stealing scheme with the Astros and the Red Sox this offseason. He was the bench coach with the Astros when they used technology to steal signs on their way to a World Series in 2017. After this, he became the manager of the Red Sox, where he used the replay room to steal signs from opposing pitchers and catchers on the way to the 2018 World Series.
Houston GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were suspended for one season and fired by the organization for their involvement. Cora’s punishment from the league is reportedly going to be much worse for his role with both organizations.