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MLB official Spanish Twitter account deletes tweet announcing Alex Cora will be next Red Sox manager

Alex Reimer
October 19, 2017 - 3:42 pm

It appears as if Major League Baseball’s social media arm was spreading some false news about the Red Sox’ managerial search. 

On Tuesday afternoon, MLB’s verified Spanish account, “@LasMayores,” tweeted the Red Sox are set to name Alex Cora as their next manager. “Segun varias fuentes, @ac13alex sera presentado formalmente como dirigente de los @RedSoxBeisbol luego de que culmine la SCLA,” the account said in Spanish, per a screenshot taken by 

Google Translate says the message reads as follows: “According to various sources, Alex Cora will be formally presented as manager of the Red Sox after the ALCS.”

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski denied the tweet shortly after it was posted,’s Ian Browne reports. The tweet has been deleted as of mid-afternoon Tuesday. 

The Red Sox have met with three managerial candidates –– Cora, Ron Gardenhire and Brad Ausmus –– since they fired John Farrell last week. Out of those three, Cora appears to be the frontrunner. On Monday, a Puerto Rican newspaper reported there was a “99.9 percent chance” the Astros bench coach would return to Boston, where he played for three years. Cora won a championship with the Red Sox in 2007.

The Astros are one game away from elimination in the ALCS, losing three consecutive games to the Yankees this week. We’ll likely find out soon whether all of the Cora rumors are legitimate. 

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