The Red Sox have found their replacement for Alex Cora. Boston plans on hiring bench coach Ron Roenicke as their next manager. He has been a coach in the Red Sox system since 2018.
The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham reported the news on Friday morning, via Twitter.
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Per a major league source, the #RedSox are planning to name bench coach Ron Roenicke as manager but are waiting for MLB to conclude its investigation into the 2018 team before making an announcement.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 7, 2020
According to Abraham, the Red Sox will wait to officially name Roenicke the manager until the MLB concludes its investigation into the organization. The investigation is due to the sign stealing scandal that caused their previous manager, Alex Cora, to be ousted.
The Astros and Red Sox were both named as teams who were deemed to be using technology to gain an unfair advantage during their World Series runs. Alex Cora was reportedly an architect of the ways in which they cheated.
Roenicke has served as a manager before. From 2011 to 2015 he was the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. He had a 50.8 percent winning percentage in the regular season in his four years as manager. He only coached in 11 postseason games during his time there, going 5-6.
There is no timetable on when the MLB’s investigation will conclude, thus there is no information on when the official announcement will take place.
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