After the Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora for his involvement with the sign-stealing scandal surrounding the Houston Astros, they had to begin their manager search. The team has reportedly settled on Ron Roenicke as their manager. Roenicke will earn a promotion from bench coach to manager for the Red Sox. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe announced that the Red Sox had finally settled on Roenicke as their manager.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 7, 2020
The announcement is not official, but is expected to become official after the investigation by Major League Baseball is completed. The rumors circling the league point that the Red Sox punishment is going to be much less harsh than the Houston Astros, but former manager Cora may not be off the hook since he was heavily involved with the Astros scandal. Roenicke is not supposedly involved in the 2018 scandal surrounding the Red Sox, or it was minimal involvement that leads the Red Sox to believe he will be their manager going forward.
Roenicke would manage five seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2011 to 2015. He will now likely return to managing after this announcement from the Red Sox. The Red Sox have a lot going on within the organization with the leagues’ investigation and the blockbuster trade surrounding Mookie Betts. The deal is still being held up from officially happening, and the Red Sox are still working on getting that trade to become official.