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Red Sox tab Will Venable as bench coach in Cora's return

Nov. 20, 2020 3:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have hired Will Venable to be a bench coach on manager Alex Cora’s staff. Venable spent the last three seasons with the Cubs as a first- and third-base coach after a 12-year career as a major league outfielder, mostly with the San Diego Padres. Venable, whose...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein speaks at a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. Theo Epstein, who transformed the long-suffering Chicago Cubs and helped bring home a drought-busting championship in 2016, is stepping down after nine seasons as the club's president of baseball operations.
The team announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, Epstein is leaving the organization, and general manager Jed Hoyer is being promoted to take his place. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Theo Epstein steps down after 9 seasons leading Cubs

Nov. 17, 2020 5:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Listening in on fans' conversations during his walks home from Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein could sense their excitement as the Chicago Cubs set themselves up to capture that long-awaited World Series championship. It was as if they were all in it together. “It felt like the lines...

In this still image from an online video news conference provided by the Boston Red Sox, manager Alex Cora speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. Cora, who led the Red Sox to the 2018 World Series title, was rehired as manager less than a year after the team let him go because of his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. (Boston Red Sox via AP)

Back in Boston, Red Sox's Cora vows to be above reproach

Nov. 10, 2020 5:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora wants to make one thing clear — he deserved to have his dream job as manager of the Boston Red Sox taken away earlier this year. He also is eager to prove he is worthy of his second chance to direct the team he led to a World Series title in 2018. Cora was introduced as the...

Woodfork to head minor leagues for Major League Baseball

Nov. 9, 2020 2:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Woodfork was appointed Major League Baseball’s senior vice president of minor league operations and development on Monday and will oversee the farm teams under their new structure. MLB is taking over governance of the minors from the National Association of Professional...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora smiles from behind the batting cage during their first full squad workout at their spring training baseball facility in Ft. Myers, Fla. The Red Sox rehired Cora as manager Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, less than a year after letting him go because of his role in the Houston Astros cheating scandal. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Red Sox bring back Cora, rehiring manager from 2018 title

Nov. 6, 2020 5:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are bringing back Alex Cora, rehiring the manager that led them to the 2018 World Series title less than a year after the team let him go because of his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. “I am grateful for the opportunity to manage once again and return...

Alex Cora rehired as Boston Red Sox manager

Nov. 6, 2020 5:04 PM EST
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora rehired as Boston Red Sox manager.

AP source: Red Sox will rehire Alex Cora as manager

Nov. 6, 2020 10:36 AM EST
BOSTON (AP) — AP source: Red Sox will rehire Alex Cora as manager.

Padres decline Mitch Moreland's $3 million option

Nov. 1, 2020 6:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres declined a $3 million option on Mitch Moreland on Sunday, and the first baseman/designated hitter gets a $500,000 buyout and becomes a free agent. Moreland hit .203 with two homers and eight RBIs in 69 at-bats for San Diego, which acquired him from Boston on Aug. 30...

JD Martinez keeps Red Sox contract; Perez option turned down

Nov. 1, 2020 5:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez kept his contract that will pay $19,375,000 in each of the next two seasons rather than opt out Sunday and become a free agent. The 33-year-old hit a career-low .213 in the pandemic-shortened season with seven homers and 27 RBIs, his lowest output since...

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and third baseman Justin Turner pose for a group picture after the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6 to win the baseball World Series, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Fitting finale: Dodgers win title, Turner tests positive

Oct. 28, 2020 5:09 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one could have imagined prior to the coronavirus pandemic. They started the party without Justin Turner, too, after...