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Report: '99.9 percent chance' Alex Cora is named manager of Red Sox

Ty Anderson
October 16, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Alex Cora, who interviewed with Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski in New York on Sunday, is now being considered a lock to become the Red Sox’ next manager, according to a report out of Puerto Rico.

"There is a 99.9 percent chance of [Cora] being named Red Sox leader,” a source told Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Dia. “They want him for the job. That post is for him. Alex is very beloved there. And he would love to run Boston. They want to make the fast decision.”

Cora, currently serving as the bench coach for the Astros, a post he’s held for just one season, is more than familiar with the Boston market, as he played for the Red Sox from 2005 through 2008, and won a World Series with the club in 2007.

The 41-year-old Cora is also expected to interview with the Mets, and has garnered some interest from the Tigers, but the report ‘joked’ that the source indicated that the Red Sox would like to find a way to prevent Cora from interviewing with those teams.

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