Astros bench coach Alex Cora has only been with Houston since the 2016-2017 offseason, but he has already gotten plenty of looks for major league manager positions, reports the Boston Globe.
Cora, 41, is reportedly to be interviewed by the Boston Red Sox’s president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will interview Cora in New York for the Red Sox’ opening at manger. The Astros are currently in New York for game three of the American League Championship Series after knocking out the Red Sox from the playoffs.
Cora played 14 major league seasons including three-plus in Boston under Terry Francona (2005-2008). He has played with the Dodgers, Indians, Red Sox, Mets, Rangers and Nationals. He won a World Series Championship with the Sox in 2007.
The Astros are Cora’s first stop as a coach in the major league team after spending four years as a color analyst with ESPN/ESPN Deportes from 2013-2016.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch gave his seal of approval earlier during the ALCS:
Hinch says Alex Cora ready to manage pic.twitter.com/oOJYYRtFJx— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) October 11, 2017