Published: Wed, February 12, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Boston Red Sox expected to hire Ron Roenicke as next manager

Boston Red Sox expected to hire Ron Roenicke as next manager

"Our managerial search is not yet completed".

The Red Sox are ready to name a new manager, except they're not.

Roenicke would succeed Boston's 2018 World Series-winning manager Alex Cora, who was sacked last month because of his role in the Astros' systemic use of cameras to steal signs while he was Houston's bench coach in 2017.

The Boston Red Sox will promote bench coach Ron Roenicke to manager, but will wait until Major League Baseball completes its investigation into the team's alleged sign-stealing during the 2018 season, reports the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham. Roenicke labored as Cora's proper hand through the Pink Sox's 2018 championship season, which was tainted by reported unlawful sign-stealing allegations just like the plan in Houston.

The results of the league's investigation are expected to be released before pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Tuesday, meaning official word of the managerial hire is likely to come shortly thereafter.

Febles joined the Boston staff as third base coach in 2018.

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The MLB investigation found Cora, the Astros' bench coach that season, was a participant in the scheme. Roenicke appears to be one of the top choices - if not the only one - to succeed Cora. "I know what I do".

Roenicke, 63, managed the Milwaukee Brewers for five years (2011-15) and has 21 years of coaching experience in the majors.

He was sacked in May 2015 after a 7-18 start.

As a coach, Roenicke spent considerable time with the Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels with whom he won the 2002 World Series.

Overall, Roenicke has nearly 30 years of coaching experience, including more than 20 in the major leagues.

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