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Cora eager to see Puerto Rico play in Classic

Working with the International Baseball Federation, putting together a coaching staff and poring over scouting reports, Astros bench coach Alex Cora spent about a year and a half getting things lined up for Puerto Rico to compete in the World Baseball Classic.
Via Astros.com
12 days ago

Report: Royals considering bringing Jose Reyes in to play second base

Jose Reyes could reportedly find a new job quite quickly. According to ESPN analyst Alex Cora, the Kansas City Royals are considering Reyes at second base. Baseball Insider for 1 day; Sources: Royals José Reyes to play 2B.Ok, back to be the ex-player who will be covering the @NCAACWS. — Alex Cora (@ac13alex) June 16, 2016 Reyes played 43 games at second base in 2004 but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Joey Cora: Hispanic managerial candidates do not get fair look in MLB hiring process

Former Chicago White Sox bench coach and longtime major leaguer Joey Cora believes that Hispanic candidates don’t get a fair look when teams are looking for new managers. Cora told ESPN’s Max y Marly on Friday that there are plenty of qualified Hispanic coaches who would be capable managers, but they don’t get a fair look when teams are hiring. “When you have a Sandy Alomar...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Gardenhire, Cora Among Hand-full of Managerial Considerations

The San Diego Padres wrapped up their 2015 season on October 4th, finishing with a 74-88 record. Later that day, the Padres announced that interim manager Pat Murphy was dismissed from his duties. With a search for a new manager comes much speculation. Here, however, is not a list of speculations, but instead a list of managerial candidates that the Padres have actually reached out...
Via Friarhood
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Sox Infielder Alex Cora Up For Padre Skipper?

First, it was Mike Dee. Then, Don Orsillo. And now, perhaps, former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora will be heading to San Diego. Multiple reports suggest that Cora is among the leading contenders to land the Padres managerial job. Cora was always considered a 'coach on the field' during his playing days, and has been mentioned several times in the past for open skipper jobs. This time...
Via FenwayNation
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cora: Rusney Castillo Could Become ‘Game-Changer’ Atop Red Sox Lineup

This embed is invalid" /> Rusney Castillo has a fan in Alex Cora. Cora, a former Boston Red Sox infielder, recently managed Castillo in Puerto Rican winter ball. The 27-year-old outfielder left quite the impression on Cora despite only playing in 10 games for the skipper’s Criollos de Caguas squad. “He has a great approach,” Cora said Thursday...
Via NESN.com
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Cora: Rusney Castillo Is ‘Ready To Play In The Big Leagues’

When Rusney Castillo first became available after defecting from Cuba, many were worried that his roughly year-and-a-half long break from baseball would hurt his transition into the major leagues. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. Alex Cora, manager of the Puerto Rico Winter League’s Criollos de Caguas, told WEEI’s Rob Bradford that the Boston...
Via NESN.com
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Cora: Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo Impressive, ‘Not A Prima Donna’

This embed is invalid" /> Rusney Castillo has left quite the impression on his winter ball manager. Castillo, who signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in August, has been playing for Criollos de Caguas in the Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente in Puerto Rico in an effort to prepare for his first major league...
Via NESN.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas wraps up planned interviews with Bogar, Cora

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have interviewed interim manager Tim Bogar for the job as Ron Washington's full-time replacement. Bogar and former major league player Alex Cora were the last of the eight planned interviews. The team had no comment beyond announcing Friday's interviews. After Washington resigned for personal reasons Sept. 5, the Rangers went 14-8 under Bogar...
Via Associated Press
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami one of NCAA's best at preparing players for majors

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Early Tuesday afternoon, the University of Miami baseball team found refuge from the heat inside the home dugout at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. As players spoke to the local media about the upcoming season, Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez lugged equipment back to his car after hitting in the cages. Minor league pitchers Chris Hernandez and Kyle...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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