Ron Roenicke reportedly in line to become Red Sox manager


The Red Sox may soon have their next manager and it appears his name will likely be Ron Roenicke.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Roenicke would indeed be the Red Sox choice to replace Alex Cora after a ruling comes down from Major League Baseball regarding its investigation of allegations the Sox cheated in 2018. Commissioner Rob Manfred reiterated Thursday what Red Sox players had been told, which is that MLB's plan was to have the process completed before the start of spring training (Wednesday).

The 63-year-old has been a bench coach with the Sox the last two seasons, having served as the Brewers manager from 2011-15. Just prior to joining Boston Roenicke was the third base coach for the Dodgers and then the Angels.

As manager of Milwaukee he went a combined 342-331 in the regular season. Roenicke finished second in the National League  Manager of the Year voting in 2011, finishing first in the National League Central Division with 96 wins. During that postseason run the Brewers made it to the NL Championship Series where they lost in six games to St. Louis.

Before getting his shot to manager in Milwaukee Roenicke was on Mike Scioscia’s staff from 2000-2010 with the Angels. He also has experience managing in the minor leagues in both the Dodgers and Giants systems.

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