Brad Ausmus Could Be Next Red Sox Manager

Astros bench coach Alex Cora is likely top of the list of most clubs looking for a new manager

Ultimately, the Tigers went 314-332 in four seasons with Ausmus as manager.

Red Sox baseball boss Dave Dombrowski is expected to be in New York Sunday to interview Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora for the Sox' managerial opening.

Cora will interview with the Mets on Tuesday morning, a source confirmed to NJ Advance Media. While Cora is believed to be a front-runner in Boston, so is Ausmus.

Former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus interviewed Monday for the same job with the Boston Red Sox, according to the Herald and other outlets. He's a former major leaguer with 1,273 games played as an infielder. Former Mets and Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran said Cora has had a huge influence on the development of young players and he appreciates his passion and approach to the game. "He has good communication with the guys, respect the guys". As the Houston Astros bench coach, Cora of course still has some unfinished business in the ALCS and potentially the World Series, but he's the favorite for the Boston job. Alex Cora should be Boston's next manager.

Not normalish to fly to Chicago with the team, it seems - he could only rejoin the Dodgers in the NLCS if another player is injured - but if the epidural injection he received keeps helping him out this way, he might be back for the Series if the Dodgers advance. "He's someone who's all about winning", Hinch said. The Boston Herald made an observation on how odd it would seem, interviewing candidates who are still in the postseason, however, they quoted Dombrowski as saying, "I have done this in the past, and it is not that unusual".

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