José Alexander Cora (born October 18, 1975) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball manager and former infielder.
He is the manager for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Cora led the team to the 2018 World Series championship in his first season as a manager, becoming the fifth manager to do so in MLB history and the first as a Puerto Rican manager.Cora played college baseball at the University of Miami before playing in MLB for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, and Washington Nationals from 1998 through 2011.
Cora was 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 with the Houston Astros.
An investigation also began to determine if he took part in another such scandal during his two recent years with the Boston Red Sox as well.