Alexander Jose Cora (born October 18, 1975) is a Puerto Rican former infielder and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). He most recently served as the manager of the Boston Red Sox, and led the team to the 2018 World Series championship in his first season, becoming the fifth manager to do so in MLB history and the first as a Puerto Rican manager.Cora played college baseball for the Miami Hurricanes before starting a professional baseball career. He played in MLB from 1998 through 2011, for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, and Washington Nationals. Cora was then a baseball analyst for ESPN before becoming a coach and manager.
In November 2019, Cora was implicated in a sign-stealing scandal during his time as a coach with the Houston Astros. Amid an investigation to determine if he took part in another such scandal during his time managing the Red Sox, Cora and the Red Sox mutually agreed to part ways in January 2020. On April 22, 2020, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred suspended Cora through the 2020 postseason for his role in the Astros sign stealing scandal.