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Red Sox announce contract extension for manager Alex Cora

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox clearly liked what they saw from Alex Cora in his first season with the team. On Wednesday, they announced a contract extension with the manager.

Cora’s previous deal was signed through 2020, with a club option for 2021.

He certainly deserves this extension. The Red Sox had one of the best start-to-finish seasons in MLB history in 2018. They won an MLB high 108 games in the regular season.

Then despite going against two 100-win teams (the New York Yankees and Houston Astros) and a Los Angeles Dodgers team coming off of its sixth-straight division title, Boston went 11-3 in the postseason en route to a World Series win.

Cora is only one season into his managerial career. But he made quite a first impression.