Red Sox to interview Alex Cora for managerial opening


McEwing, who played for the Mets from 2000-2004, is now the bench coach for the White Sox.

Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora will interview for the Red Sox managerial opening Sunday in NY with Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

Because of his familiarity with Dombrowski and his background in the northeast - he grew up in CT and went to school at Dartmouth - Ausmus was immediately linked to the Red Sox managerial opening. Cora is there preparing his Astros team for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Yankees.

Former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has taken his name out of the running for the Mets gig, though he does seem to remain interested in others, including the opening with the Boston Red Sox.

There is a clear connection with both franchises as Cora played for the Red Sox from 2006-08 and the Mets in 2009 and 2010. I've read that the Red Sox should hire Gabe Kapler. The former Minnesota manager spent the last year in Arizona after compiling a 1,068-1,039 record in 13 years with the Twins.

The Boston Red Sox lost to the Houston Astros in the American League Division Series but are now focusing on their managerial search. He guided Boston to back-to-back American League East titles.

ESPN reported that Cora is also a possible managerial target of the Mets and the Detroit Tigers. "He's intense, players like to see that". Matt Dolloff of CBS Boston wrote a story, titled "Hopefully, Dave Dombrowski Hasn't Already Decided On Brad Ausmus", on the possibility of Ausmus taking over as the next Red Sox manager that went into detail of how Ausmus wouldn't handle the media well in Boston.