The Red Sox fired Alex Cora on Tuesday, in the wake of an MLB investigation that revealed the manager helped orchestrate the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing in 2017 when he was Houston’s bench coach.
Cora “arranged for a video room technician to install a monitor displaying the center field camera feed immediately outside of the Astros’ dugout,” MLB determined, which helped the Astros steal pitchers’ signs.
“We collectively decided that it would not be possible for Alex to effectively lead the club going forward and we mutually agreed to part ways,” the Red Sox said in a statement.
MLB currently is investigating the Red Sox for using electronics to steal signs in 2018, when Cora led Boston to the World Series in his first season as manager.
On Monday, the league suspended Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow, and both were subsequently fired by Houston for their roles in the scandal, that the league found was headed by players.