Red Sox president: Cora's job is safe


Boston Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy weighed in on the sudden firing of Dave Dombrowski and gave his team's manager a vote of confidence Tuesday.

Kennedy told reporters that Alex Cora's job is safe despite the recent shuffling of the front office, according to Chris Cotillo of MassLive.

However, the executive didn't want to discuss Dombrowski's abrupt ouster as president of baseball operations.

"I'm not going to engage on specifics related to Dave other than to say the guy did an incredible job here," Kennedy said, according to Cotillo.

Kennedy added that firing Dombrowski before the end of the season "is respectful to Dave, but also, it gives the organization the ability to go out and survey the market and see who might be available."

The Red Sox were eliminated from a shot at a fourth straight AL East title during their series against the New York Yankees this past weekend. The defending champions have fallen flat after one of the most dominant seasons in recent MLB history. Boston is 76-68 entering play Tuesday and sits eight games back of the second wild-card spot.

Cora was hired prior to the 2018 season and finished second in AL Manager of the Year voting after his rookie campaign. The 43-year-old skipper owns a 184-122 lifetime record through Monday's action.

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