ALEX CORA, left, buttons his jersey as he is introduced as the Boston Red Sox new manager by Dave Dombrowski, the team’s president of baseball operations, during a news conference in Boston in November 2017. Cora takes over for John Farrell, who was fired despite winning the 2013 World Series and two straight AL East championships-the first back-to-back division titles in franchise history. Cora, 42, is the youngest Red Sox manager in decades, a member of their 2007 championship team and a former teammate of two players on the current roster. 38p1.jpg