Alex Cora is a Puerto Rican Major League Baseball manager who looks over the affairs at the Boston Red Sox. Before launching his coaching career, he played in the MLB for 14 seasons as an infielder. Cora also played for the Puerto Rico national baseball team, representing the country in the World Baseball Classic of 2006 and 2009. Cora was recently in the news for his involvement in a sign-stealing scandal. He served a suspension and was able to return back to management where he would be looking to add a fourth world series title to the three he won as both a player and manager.
Alex Cora’s Profile
- Full Name: Jose Alexander Cora
- Date of Birth: October 18, 1975
- Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Ex-wife: Nilda Cora
- Alex Cora’s Girlfriend: Angelica Feliciano
- Children: Four (Camila, Jeriel, Xander, and Isander)
- Height: 6 Feet (183 cm)
- Weight: 90 kg (200 lbs)
- Net Worth: $10 Million
- Alex Cora’s Instagram: ac13alex
Alex Cora Played College Baseball At The University of Miami
Alex Cora comes from a baseball family; his parents and siblings are passionate about the sport and his older brother Joey played professionally in the MLB. Alex was born on the 18th of October 1975 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He spent most of his childhood in his hometown, attending Bautista High School. Upon graduation, he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 12th round of the 1993 MLB Draft.
Instead of launching a career, Cora opted to go to college and so enrolled at the University of Miami. He played for the Hurricanes, leading the team to the College World Series. His outstanding performance as a student at the University of Miami earned him an induction into the institution’s Hall of Fame.
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He Made His MLB Debut In 1998
Alex Cora launched his career in 1996 when the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him in the third round. He would, however, make his debut a couple of years later on the 7th of June 1998 in a game against the Seattle Mariners. He would go on to stay with the team until 2005 when he signed with the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent. His time with the team was however a very short one as only after a few months he was drafted to the Boston Red Sox.
Cora found a home in Boston as he spent four seasons with the team. In that time, he appeared in 301 regular-season games, batting .252 with six home runs and 61 RBI. The next team to have the Puerto Rican on their roster was the New York Mets with whom he signed a one-year deal. He would end up spending two years with the team, appearing in a total of 144 games, with a .234 batting average, one home run, and 38 RBI.
Following his time with the Mets, Alex Cora was only able to sign minor league contracts. The first one was with the Texas Rangers in 2010 and then with the Washington Nationals in 2011. After that year, he returned home to Puerto Rico to play winter baseball. He would later announce his retirement from baseball.
All The Teams He Played For
- Los Angeles Dodgers (1998–2004)
- Cleveland Indians (2005)
- Boston Red Sox (2005–2008)
- New York Mets (2009–2010)
- Texas Rangers (2010)
- Washington Nationals (2011)
Alex Cora Began His Managerial Career In 2016
Alex Cora began his journey to being a manager in November 2016. At this time, he was the bench coach for the Houston Astros. While he would at different points in time assume the role of manager with the Astros due to the ejections of his boss A. J. Hinch, it was not until 2018 that he became a full-time manager. This happened when one of his former teams, the Red Sox, signed him to a three-year managerial contract.
In 2019, however, Cora and the Red Sox mutually agreed to part ways over the role he played in the Astros electronic sign-stealing scandal during his time with the team. The MLB found that Cora “was the only non-player involved in the subterfuge.” After about a year away from the game, Boston reached back out to their former manager and brought him back for a second stint.
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He Is Paid About $1 Million A Year As Salary
In October 2017, Cora put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Red Sox that would run from 2018 through 2020 with an option for 2021. While details of the contract were not disclosed to the public, it was later reported that his salary was pegged at $800 thousand per annum.
After parting ways with the Red Sox in 2019 due to the sign-stealing scandal, he was re-hired again in November 2020. This time, he signed a two-year deal with an option for the 2023 and 2024 seasons. According to Forbes, the new deal offered him a significant raise from his previous earnings. As a result, Alex Cora’s salary is believed to be around $1 million per annum.
Alex Cora’s Net Worth Is Estimated At $10 Million
Alex Cora played in the MLB for a total of 14 seasons with various teams. He has since taken up a managerial position that pays him handsomely. As a result of all these earnings, and what he received from endorsement deals, he became a multi-millionaire. Even though he no longer plays, Cora still makes money from endorsements. In March 2019, he signed a deal with a tire company based in Boston. All of these have contributed to him being estimated to be worth $10 million.