Cora and Red Sox Part Ways

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The Boston Red Sox and manager Alex Cora have mutually agreed to part ways.

The team released a statement Tuesday, one day after he was implicated in the Houston Astros' cheating investigation, saying "it would not be possible for Alex to effectively lead the club going forward."

Cora was a member of the Astros' 2017 World Series-winning team that was investigated by Major League Baseball (MLB) for sign-stealing.

The investigation led to the suspensions, and subsequent firings, of Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hich.

MLB will also investigate reports Cora's Red Sox stole signs during their World Series-winning 2018 season.

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Boston Red Sox Statement, January 14, 2020 (Image courtesy of @RedSox via Twitter)

— with files from TSN