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Red Sox hire Astros coach Cora as manager

(TSX / STATS) -- The Boston Red Sox hired Alex Cora as their new manager on Sunday.

The 42-year-old Cora is a busy man as he finishes up his role as bench coach of the Houston Astros. He agreed to a three-year contract plus a club option for 2021, according to president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

A formal press conference will be held following the World Series between the Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Leaders
AVG: X. Bogaerts.273
HR: M. Betts24
RBI: M. Betts102
SB: M. Betts26
W: D. Pomeranz17
ERA: C. Sale2.90
Saves: C. Kimbrel35
K: C. Sale308
AL East
TeamWLPctGB
X-Boston 9369.574-
Y-NY Yankees 9171.5622
Tampa Bay 8082.49413
Toronto 7686.46917
Baltimore 7587.46318
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (12)
Runs: 785 (10)
Hits: 1461 (8)
Home Runs: 168 (27)
Stolen Bases: 106 (6)
OBP: .329 (11)
SLG: .407 (26)
Total Bases: 2305 (22)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.70 (4)
Runs Allowed: 668 (5)
Saves: 39 (13)
Strikeouts: 1580 (3)
OpBA: .245 (9)
OBP: .306 (4)
SLG: .406 (8)
Run Support: 4.77 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/2 B. Johnson Called Up from Minors
10/2 K. Kendrick Declared Free Agency
10/2 H. Owens Called Up from Minors
10/2 B. Taylor Called Up from Minors
9/14 D. Price Removed From 10-Day DL (Left elbow inflammation)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/23 J. Bradley Jr. off 10-day DL
8/22 M. Barnes off 10-day DL
8/16 A. Benintendi Knee (day-to-day)
8/9 D. Pedroia off 10-day DL
8/6 B. Boyer off 10-day DL
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