April 22, 2021

MLB may still suspend him after Astros scandal (New York Post)

It may only get worse for Alex Cora, the disgraced Red Sox manager who was fired Tuesday after MLB a day before revealed he helped orchestrate the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.

According to The Post’s Joel Sherman, Cora’s dismissal won’t stop the MLB from further suspending the 44-year-old from the league.

The league currently is investigating the Red Sox’s possible use of electronics to steal signs in 2018, when Boston won the World Series in Cora’s first season as manager.

MLB on Monday came down hard on the Astros for illegally stealing pitchers’ signs, which Cora played a big role in, the league determined.

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.

Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow one season each, and both subsequently were fired by Houston.

Houston also will have to forfeit their next two first-round and second-round draft picks, and it will be fined $5 million.

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