Alex Cora

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Alex Cora said : “You look up and you see his numbers, he was really good for us early on,” “He was one of the reasons we were playing good baseball. To have him back means a lot” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The big boy was out there early working on being on time and getting on the fastball. After he got his first hit, I was like, ‘It’s one of those where he’s going to cover that pitch tonight,’” “He did in the second at-bat, then he didn’t miss that 3-2 pitch. It was a great swing” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s crazy but the way he has been swinging the bat and the way they’ve been attacking, they were going up there. It was, ‘How do we get there?’ And he has been saying all along that he’s not down on his swing, he’s just missing his pitch,” “That’s what bothers him. It’s just a tick” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been missing pitches in the zone, popping them up,” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “It seems like he was on time. That’s the most important thing,” “He can get hot like that. He can carry the offense for a few days or sometimes weeks. That was a good start” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That Wednesday game, we’re going to, I don’t want to say piggyback, but we’ve got to find a way we can use the bullpen aggressively today and Tuesday, then kind of reset,” “We’re going that route on Wednesday with Rich starting that game and bringing Josh out of the bullpen” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a good chance he’ll be good to go” External link

wcvb Sunday, August 14, 2022 6:46:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We cannot get picked off there,” “They got their matchup with Dugie. They hit him. We got a matchup with J.D. In that spot, it’s Chapman against J.D. Obviously, Chapman is slow to the plate and all that but we’ve just got to let the game settle there and let J.D. take his chances there. Obviously, he (Bogaerts) is not perfect, right? He’s done it before. But in that situation, it’s early. I thought we had a pretty good chance to get to their bullpen from there on. But they were prepared for that (steal attempt). He’s been stealing third a lot with two outs. So they were ready for it and they got it” External link

masslive Sunday, August 14, 2022 7:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s really good. He cares,” “He told me a few days ago that he didn’t want to step on nobody’s toes in the clubhouse. I said, ‘Bro, there’s no toes here.’ It’s part of it. This is who we are. You come in, you’re part of the family and you have a voice. He has had a long career, won a World Series and been very successful, so people respect him in that clubhouse” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Xander Bogaerts ) : “Nothing against their guy but we know what’s going on the last month,” “So keep it in check, too. We had the two lefties coming up with Raffy and Verdugo hitting behind Xander. So we rolled the dice there. It was out of necessity, but at the same time, tried to maximize our lineup, understanding that he was coming in and he has struggled since the last time he was here” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 9:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know we haven’t played well. Throughout the season, we haven’t been good at Fenway,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 7:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a winning streak somewhere,” “This is a good baseball team that’s going to get healthy. That’s what people haven’t seen. It’s not their job. It’s my job to keep them positive and keep going” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 7:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He feels good. He’s going to do everything with them today,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He should be available at one point next week,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Tomorrow I think is Tee and soft toss, 30 and 30 (pitches) with the regular bat, not with the fungo,” “So he’s feeling better swinging it. So that’s good” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He FaceTimed me and he was chugging beer... I mean, water,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 2:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With Wink it’s understanding that his stuff is really good and he can pound the strike zone early and get quick outs, that way he can get deep into games,” “It’s something he’s been learning that he’s been better” External link

eagletribune Friday, August 12, 2022 9:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It keeps adding up, his numbers and everything that he’s doing,” “The 150 home runs and everything. He’s been solid since day one here. He played good defense today. You saw it, ranging to the left at the end” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know the math doesn’t help us but when teams (in the Wild Card race) are playing against each other, we have to win,” “We have to win and we haven’t done that for a month. And we’re still there. The guys know it. Obviously a big weekend against New York. The last time they were here we played well against them” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He feels good. He’s going to do everything with them today,” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He should be available at one point next week,” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Tomorrow I think is Tee and soft toss, 30 and 30 (pitches) with the regular bat, not with the fungo,” “So he’s feeling better swinging it. So that’s good” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got to pitch better. We’ve got to play better. That’s the bottom line,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been talking about two-out walks, two-out runs. But the shutdown innings, too,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We can talk about mechanics and all that but we need to swing at strikes,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When you don’t swing (at pitches) in the zone, that’s going to happen,” “He expanded with the sinker in a few times. Struck out with a breaking ball down and then expanded with the double play. We can talk all about mechanics and work as hard as he does but the swing decisions have to be better” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s actually working out and there’s a good chance he’ll join us this weekend,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s been going on for a while,” “He tried to grind through it” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Sore. Very sore. It was on the back knee,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s more about repetitions than anything else,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 10, 2022 5:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Where we’re at roster-wise, we had to go in a different direction,” External link

masslive Friday, August 5, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s moving along. He’s feeling better. The hope is for him to be part of this in August,” “When? I don’t know. But he’s feeling better each day” External link

masslive Friday, August 5, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There was a catcher on the other side paying a lot of attention too, pointing it out. I’m like ‘I got it,’” “Hopefully it’s nothing serious and in X amount of days he can be O.K” External link

masslive Thursday, August 4, 2022 1:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously he’s very important. He felt like ‘Give me one more pitch to get this thing over with.’ But if I let you throw and you get really hurt, I’ll be going to Caguas,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 4, 2022 1:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “First of all, he was amazing. Just the way he did it by himself. The voice, the presence, the way he dressed,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:32:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We need to reset the bullpen today,” “Hopefully, (Hill) can go five and then the kid (Bello) comes back and gives us four, gives us 27 outs and we have the lead. Where we’re at bullpen-wise, we needed length and it felt right going with Rich today” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was just one phone call after the game,” “I was like, ‘Hey man, be honest with me. Are you OK to start tomorrow?’ ‘Oh yeah, I’m good.’ That was easy” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll be OK regardless of where he pitches,” “This is not about opening or whatever. It’s actually about where we’re at pitching-wise late in the game. We don’t have much. We’ve been pushing these guys to the limit and they have been doing an amazing job. This is the way we have to attack the day. It’s a good combo. It’s a really good one. Hopefully, it’s like 27 outs, but we’ll take seven innings out of the two and see what happens at the end” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The captain is in there since yesterday just relentless,” “You guys saw him in the clubhouse talking to him, walking him through the whole thing. He’s a veteran, too, and he worked with some people that used to work here, so we know a lot about Reese. He’ll be fine. He has been in this division, too, so he understands how it works. We actually feel like we’re going to be OK with these two guys behind the plate” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I remember when I got the job in 2017, the talk in the town was Hosmer or J.D. Now, we’ve got both of them together,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s like New Year’s Eve, right? 3, 2, 1, fireworks. You get a phone call and here we go,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For how down we were yesterday, there’s a lot of people excited in the clubhouse,” “Keeping some of these guys to make a push. We know where we’re at. We know how we played in July. To turn the page to get this over with and go out there and perform, I think we’re going to be OK” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everybody is, first of all, relieved. It’s over and now we can move on,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “People have different impressions of what we did or what we didn’t do, but you see the pieces that we added and we’re in a good spot,” “We’ve got some baseball players who have been there and done that. We’re going to try to put them into some situations to be successful” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s like New Year’s Eve: 3-2-1 fireworks,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have a good baseball team. Obviously we have work to do,” “We are three games behind in the wild-card race, and we’ve got a shot” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about White Sox ) : “Regardless of what happens the next 24 hours, it’s still the Red Sox and we’re still three games back. We have a lot of talent in this clubhouse,” “We have to play better… We have the talent here to go on a run, play good baseball and our goal is 162-plus, regardless of what people think. It doesn’t look that way for some people, but here, in these walls, we’re going to keep grinding” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I had an idea what was going on,” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I had an idea that was going on the whole day. Is it easy? No, it’s not easy,” “Especially with a kid like that” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was in the hitters meeting right there and I was like, ‘Oh my God,’” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s days that are hard,” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s very difficult. But understanding this is part of the business. We sign people. We trade people,” “I’ve been in this business for a while, even before I played. I lived it with my brother and lived it in my career. It’s part of it. I wish him the best. Hopefully, he doesn’t play in the next two days and he can do his thing after that” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If it (trade rumors) is tough on him, he’s not showing it on the field, right?” External link

masslive Monday, August 1, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : "If it's tough on him he's not showing it on the field, he's been great," "When you're good people want you, people are going to talk about you, the goal here is for Christian to finish with us this year, have the last out and enjoy it" External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We can go deep into that one,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m lucky enough that this organization gave me a chance to come back,” “And I’m going to enjoy every day. This is a different year for me with the kids (he has twin boys) and kindergarten and all that. They are about to go home (to Puerto Rico) and school starts early. So there’s a lot of stuff going on off the field. But to get up in the mornings and throw batting practice to them has been great the whole summer. They put a smile on us. As a family, as a group, we decided that, ‘Hey, if you’re going to do this, you better enjoy it. Don’t get caught up on the whole up and down and this and that.’ We were in a deeper hole professionally a few years ago. And that’s the way I approach it every day” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At the end of the day, we’re right there,” “People, if they want to write us out, do it. But we’re still a four-game winning streak from getting back to a playoff spot or probably a fight, whatever. We’ve done it before. We have the group. Obviously on a personal note, that’s the way I see it. That’s the way I’m doing it and I’ll do it if we win 108 games or we’re playing .500 baseball on July 31” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If it’s tough on him, he’s not showing it on the field, right?” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know there’s been a lot of talk and all that stuff but that’s part of the business,” “That’s going (on) right now with 30 teams. It happened that we have struggled lately. But like I said the other day, it’s half empty or half full and it’s still half full for us. We go out there and we play. He’s catching today. He’s been really good for us. That was great yesterday at first base, too” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m very proud of him on the personal level because we have connected throughout the years and our families, too, and he’s matured a lot,” “This kid, there’s no more empty fly balls to right field. There’s a lot of line drives to right field. He’s made some adjustments throughout the season. And it seems whenever we have a close game, that’s the guy we want in the eighth inning or the ninth inning at the plate because he’s been clutch, too” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The doctor feels that we have to keep doing what we’re doing treatment-wise and we to have shut him down for the 10 days and we’ll see where we’re at,” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 31, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The doctor feels that we have to keep doing what we’re doing treatment-wise and we to have shut him down for the 10 days and we’ll see where we’re at,” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 31, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Arroyo ) : “We trust (Arroyo). It’s a matter of keeping him on the field,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 12:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “He’s a good defender. Obviously, more comfortable in the infield and the outfield,” “And his at-bats are good. Hopefully, now that he’s going to play almost every day, he doesn’t try to do too much offensively. Just do your part. That’s what we need right now, a good quality at-bat wherever he hits in the lineup” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 12:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was a good learning experience for him,” “We talked about a few things that he needs to do at the Triple-A level that he saw here and can actually take advantage of. Put the ball in play with two strikes, bunt a few times, use the whole field. Defensively, I know he didn’t play (shortstop) but played some good second base, learned the position at third base and made some good plays. We were very pleased. Just, the offensive part of it, we have to keep working” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 12:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The doctor feels that we have to keep doing what we’re doing treatment-wise and we to have shut him down for the 10 days and we’ll see where we’re at,” External link

independent-UK Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was out there with AD warming up when AD was warming up,” “He was ready for this one. It just happened that we felt this was the right way to go about it with that lineup. And we got 6 ⅔ (innings) from those two guys” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 7:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He still feels it when he hits. He doesn’t feel it when he throws,” External link

wcvb Saturday, July 30, 2022 7:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was a very competitive fastball,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The breaking ball was good. So he has one tonight and then hopefully everything goes well,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The most important thing with him is getting the fastball back and the carry on the fastball,” “When he’s right, he can get lefties and righties out. So that’s an advantage he has when he’s right. So hopefully we can get that version and use him at will and get people out” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Well see when (which day) but he’ll probably be active in Houston,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He didn’t feel today he was progressing the right way,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 12:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll know more today but I think everybody in the medical department feels like we’ll be in the same place tomorrow,” “And it’s about treatment and just keep getting better” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 12:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Where it got him, it was in a tough spot,” “The swinging part of it, the top hand, has kind of been hard for him to feel comfortable with it. (If) he doesn’t feel comfortable to go out there and compete with his swing where he’s at, then there’s nothing we can do” External link

masslive Friday, July 29, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He had become the rock of the infield,” External link

masslive Friday, July 29, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been able to play catch and move around,” “I think the first big test is Saturday when he swings a bat” External link

masslive Friday, July 29, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been able to bounce back, too, which is really important,” “So these two are going to be really important” External link

masslive Friday, July 29, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The first one, I talked to him,” “I said, ‘As soon as you drop it, just don’t go to the next play because it has to be a great play. You’re going to your back and a lot of bad things can happen.’ He’s still learning the position. He hasn’t played too much at first base. He’s been better than last year, but obviously there’s going to be plays that it’s the first time it happens or he’s gonna rush to do it. It’s just tough. ... When you don’t play good defense, this is what happens” External link

masslive Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Fenway Park ) : “This is the first time he’s going to walk into Fenway as a Hall of Famer,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, July 28, 2022 12:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was huge in his career and for him to be here for this, I know it means a lot,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is the first time he’s going to walk into Fenway as a Hall of Famer,” External link

ohio Wednesday, July 27, 2022 6:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is the first time he's going to walk into Fenway as a Hall of Famer,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It all depends on how you want to see it or how you want to portray it,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “It’s not about getting hot. It’s about playing well,” “You start playing good baseball, we’ll be fine. We’re very talented. And we have guys coming off the IL who can contribute” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Go and play. It’s a great tournament, obviously, for the countries. I don’t want to say USA was late to the party to buy into it but I think winning the last one, it’s kind of like, ‘Oh, it’s fun. It’s really fun,’” “They had fun with it last time and it looks like, with Trout leading the charge with Team USA, it should be one of those that very special tournaments,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Team ) : “There should be some great teams. Team USA, if all of the guys commit to it, it’ll be fun to watch from afar,” “The Dominican team is going to be one that, probably, will be one of the best in the history of the tournament because of the combination of talent and young talent” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The brand of baseball we’re playing is awful,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 25, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re not catching the ball. We’re not putting in good at-bats, We’re not throwing strikes. It’s bad. It’s really bad right now,” “But we’re talented. And we can turn around quick, and it starts tomorrow” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 25, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Defensively we have taken a step back the last 14 days,” “We were really good defensively early on. ... It seems like right now the game speeds at one point in the game, and it looks horrible” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 25, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora answered : “I buy at the grocery store and don’t sell too many things at home,” External link

masslive Monday, July 25, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “It starts with Nick (Pivetta) on the mound,” “Good at-bats. Grind at-bats. Run the bases well. Play good defense. I think defensively we have taken a step back the last 14 days. We were really good defensively early on. We’ve got moving parts (roster turnover because of injuries) but you’ve got to slow it down. Catch the ball. Throw to the right base. Don’t panic out there. It seems like right now the game speeds up at one point of the game and it looks horrible” External link

masslive Monday, July 25, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got guys playing different positions but at the end of the day, this is who we have and this is who we are,” “I mentioned last year what we did. And one thing we did when we had the COVID situation, we caught the ball. We turned double plays. We were playing clean baseball and gave our pitchers chances to maneuver lineups and the offense to scratch up runs. And right now, we’re not doing that” External link

masslive Monday, July 25, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It should be fun to say the least,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They’ve got like four or five buses of Dominicans going up there,” “A lot of Merengue and Bachata” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll probably hit during the game (Sunday) and see how it goes,” “Maybe available later on. Maybe. We’re not sure. But the hope is for him to play tomorrow” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Still feeling it a little bit,” “He ran today. The hope was for him to DH today, go on a rehab assignment. But we delayed it. Hopefully, early in the week he can go. Try to get him back at the end of the week” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We just got to keep playing hard. It’s not going to get easier,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, July 24, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not going to get easier,” “We’re banged up. We know that. But like I said before, nobody is going to feel sorry for us. He (Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah) showed it today. He was looking in the dugout, screaming at us. And yeah, this is where we’re at” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 4:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He fought it a little bit but I was like, ‘Nah, bro. You’ve got to go,’” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 1:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If you see him running the bases on the first one, the double, he didn’t look too good rounding first,” “I guess he kept grinding. There was a swing and he grabbed it. I was like oh, are you OK? He’s like, nah” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We talked to him in New York about the All-Star Game, all that stuff and he played in New York,” “I know he didn’t play the last two games, the whole nine, but he was feeling good. He felt good in LA. No complaints the night before yesterday. Probably it’s related, but it’s something that happened yesterday and we have to be proactive on this one” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had one of those fire drills last year, with COVID,” “We just have to keep grinding. The guys that we have today, we have to find a way to score runs and play good defense and play good baseball. It’s not easy, obviously, but at the end of the day like I said in Tampa, nobody’s going to feel sorry for us. You just have to keep going, keep grinding, keep playing and you have to do a good job” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Somebody put it on my chair,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He fought it a little bit but I was like, ‘Nah, bro. You’ve got to go,’” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He says he felt it in the swing (final at-bat),” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Doesn’t feel great but hopefully by tomorrow or Monday he’ll be back in the lineup,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We just have to keep grinding,” “The guys we have today, we’ve got to find a way to score runs and play good defense and play good baseball. It’s not easy, obviously. But at the end of the day, like I said in Tampa, nobody’s going to feel sorry for us. So you’ve just got to keep going, keep grinding, keep playing. You’ve got to do a good job. Lately, we haven’t done that. Today is a good day to start playing good baseball” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At least stuff-wise, it was good,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “After the last at-bat yesterday, he felt his right hammy,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He says he felt it in the swing (final at-bat). If you see him running the bases on the first one, the double, he didn’t look too good rounding first,” “I guess he kept grinding. There was a swing and he grabbed it. I was like, ‘Are you OK?’ He was like, ‘Nah.’ Like I said, we’re talking about it and we’ll see where we go” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was feeling good in LA (for the All-Star Game). No complaints the night before yesterday,” “So probably it’s related but something that happened yesterday and we’ve got to be proactive in this one” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We didn’t execute pitches. We didn’t play good defense,” External link

denverpost Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Dave Bush ) : “From the get go, when he hit the ball, I saw his reaction and I said to (pitching coach Dave Bush), ‘He didn’t see that ball,’” “There’s nothing you can do” External link

denverpost Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We try to make him better,” External link

denverpost Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We went from two outs, two strikes, to 11 runs,” External link

denverpost Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “But at the same time, you’ve gotta go, too,” “That’s conversations between players. Sometimes that voice is a lot louder than the manager in those situations. The feeling, it’s a hard feeling. There’s nothing you can do. But stuff like that we address. We try to make him better, help him out. He’s still a kid. He’s learning the position and all that. And I bet at that point, he didn’t even know what to do” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He fought it a little bit but I was like, ‘Nah, bro. You’ve got to go,’” “Obviously he’s the captain. He means a lot to David and those teams that David played (on) here. Having Jason there, at least from my end, I’m good with that. Let Jason go, enjoy it and he can talk about it the next day” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about David Ortiz ) : “I’m jealous but I’ve got a job to do and he (Ortiz) understands,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “It should be a fun weekend,” “The big man, he’s special” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s feeling better after the shot,” “That started today. I don’t know how long it’s going to be but at least he’s moving around” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora dijo : “Poco a poco, todo lo que hacen en las menores se va a reflejar en las mayores, lo que me parece muy bien” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 18, 2022 10:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Good at-bats. Better at-bats today than the last few days. Obviously, he’s still developing,” “Today, he controlled the strike zone, put some good swings and hit the ball out of the ballpark. But the next at-bat, he was behind on the count and put a good swing. It was a good one for him” External link

masslive Monday, July 18, 2022 3:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been through a lot,” External link

masslive Monday, July 18, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, I don’t want to say disappointed, but kind of like, ‘Here we go again,’” “That was my reaction. He’s a guy that has worked hard to get back. Another obstacle in his road” External link

masslive Monday, July 18, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : “We have to be better. Bottom line,” External link

bostonherald Monday, July 18, 2022 2:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : “He’s a good pitcher. We know how it works,” “Either he gets us or we get him. Chris hasn’t pitched here since ‘19 and it’s his second start. He did a good job against the Rays and we expect him to pitch well tomorrow” External link

masslive Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s actually going to try to swing today. See how it goes. Slowly, but surely, he’s feeling better,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 17, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “I think we can quote-unquote survive the next two days without him, obviously give him the All-Star break, then hopefully he’ll be ready,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 17, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We needed to score there. Let’s put it that way,” “Understanding who was on the mound and the count, I bet that’s why he was more aggressive with his primary lead. He saw it right away. As soon as the ball bounced, he took off. You’ve got to give him credit” External link

masslive Saturday, July 16, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s the best the best in the business,” External link

wcvb Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been really good to his right. He’s struggled a little bit to his left,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s just late on the fastball,” “They’re using more four-seamers in the last two weeks. Every team has their philosophy, and we’re going through that stretch that there’s a lot of four-seamers in the zone and he’s been late” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s seen a lot of doctors and all that stuff,” “We’ll see how he reacts and hopefully he can be with us sooner rather than later” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about David Ortiz ) : “We all know the talent. Obviously, being left-handed, Dominican in our market, obviously David knows what it takes and he knows talent,” “We love Raffy. Hopefully, Raffy can have a long career here for the Red Sox” External link

masslive Saturday, July 16, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been throwing the ball well,” External link

masslive Friday, July 15, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If he’s not able to play catch the smart move is probably to put him on the IL,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 4:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “His delivery has been clean for a while,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 4:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If he’s not able to play catch the smart move is probably to put him on the IL,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “His delivery has been clean for a while,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jackie Bradley ) : “I think here, it’s very spacious and Jackie’s one of the best defenders in the big leagues,” “He showed it yesterday. Put the kid (Duran) in right field. He should be good. One thing about him, he has been really good to his right so far since he got called up. I’m not saying he’s struggled to his left but he has been better to his right” External link

masslive Friday, July 15, 2022 2:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It can be the eighth or ninth or it could be earlier,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You’ve got to slow it down,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Those are the sort of things we’re not doing well. We’re not playing good baseball right now,” “A lot of mistakes and it’s costing us games. We need to start playing better baseball if we want to be the team that we envisioned in spring training” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They keep playing; they play 27 outs and they’re playing good baseball,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, the front office, they’re talking to a lot of people now,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They have a good team. I know, obviously, expectations are part of the business, but where they’re at right now, if the season is over, they’d be right there,” “It’s just one of those that puts everything in perspective. The pressure and the added pressure of coming from a solid season last year. Everybody takes for granted that you have to take the next step. I think where they are right now, they have a very talented team that’s in a good position to make it to the playoffs” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t want to say disappointed because I’m not in the front office and I don’t work for the Jays, but on a personal standpoint, yeah, I think he was doing a great job,” “It’s a wake-up call for everybody. I always say, when you sign that contract, there’s two things you can do, right? I mean, three (including suspension) in my sense. Either you retire or get fired. In this case, he’s out of a job but he’s a good baseball man. I know he enjoys the game, he likes to teach the game. Hopefully, he can get a job sooner rather than later” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The game is in a different stage right now. There’s guys in front offices that are very aggressive,” “They want to be hands-on in everything. I’m not saying that’s the case in Toronto. I don’t know. It’s just one of those that it’s hard to understand” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re not playing good baseball right now,” “It’s a lot of mistakes. It’s costing us games. We need to start playing better baseball if we want to be the team we envisioned in spring training” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of moving parts, but you know what? They have a lot of moving parts,” “They have a lot of injuries. They keep playing. They play 27 outs and they’re playing good baseball. They’re pitching. They’re hustling. That’s why they keep winning. There’s no surprise. It’s not analytics or this or that. They play 27 outs. They play hard. When you see them on the other side, it’s impressive what they’re doing. They’ve got a lot of injuries, too, and they’re playing very, very hard” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m not going to blast them, but you’ve got to keep playing,” “Like I said, nobody’s going to feel sorry for your injuries or who’s playing or whatever. You’ve got to show up every day. We’ve been very sloppy lately and we’ve got to get better” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It can be the eighth or ninth or it could be earlier,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, July 14, 2022 4:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re still hopeful that it’s something that’s not going to take that long but we’ve got to be realistic, see how they react today and tomorrow to treatment and see where we’re at,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 3:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We played a little bit different on me and that’s on me, if anything,” “We don’t play that brand of baseball. But with the personnel we had and where we were in the inning and the guys who were available and were not, we were trying to advance runners and he got picked off. My job is to put guys in situations to be successful. We haven’t played this brand of baseball in a while. That’s on me right there” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They’re getting X-rays. We’ll know more later on tonight,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Whenever the ball hits you and it’s around your face, it’s always scary,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Let’s see how it goes tonight. (Head athletic trainer Brad Pearson) gave him the go but hopefully, he doesn’t have to run too much,” “Or if he runs too much, running slowly like the last time he faced a righty in Boston. But I think it’s good he can get four at-bats and stay off the field. We’ll play it by ear tomorrow” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, there’s a lot of growing, a lot of learning,” “Tonight was a great learning experience for him. We were very pleased with the last two innings. He gave us a chance to win the game” External link

boston Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The pitch mix, I think, is going to help. And the confidence, too. It’s not that easy,” “But the talent is there. We know that. He’s still learning how to pitch, he’s still learning how to use his fastball in certain spots. I think the changeup hasn’t been the pitch he has a good changeup and in the two outings, he has been erratic with it. But you see the potential and he’s going to keep going” External link

boston Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s certain guys that get hits. It’s not about swings or swing decisions or whatever. He gets hits,” “He runs out of the box all the time, so he gets rewarded with those slow grounders to third base and then when he gets hot, he’s fun to watch” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to make sure we get that slider down and in that spot,” “We’ll continue to work with him” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We dropped a ball and we didn’t make a play at first and that was it. They kept adding on,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “People don’t talk enough about him,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has a lot of confidence,” “He understands his tool set and what he can bring to the equation on a daily basis. But he’s very modest about it; he’s very humble about it. We love it that way, too” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, there’s a lot of growing, a lot of learning,” “Tonight was a great learning experience for him. We were very pleased with the last two innings. He gave us a chance to win the game” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The pitch mix, I think, is going to help. And the confidence, too. It’s not that easy,” “But the talent is there. We know that. He’s still learning how to pitch, he’s still learning how to use his fastball in certain spots. I think the changeup hasn’t been the pitch… he has a good changeup and in the two outings, he has been erratic with it. But you see the potential and he’s going to keep going” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I believe we can be more aggressive now compared to last year,” “Obviously, tomorrow, probably 85 pitches. But I think we’ll be more aggressive. The fact we’re thinking about pitching him Sunday tells you a lot” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “From my end, it makes sense that it’s here,” “I still remember that first inning in the playoffs last year when he came down and I talked to him in that tunnel. He was beat. He was frustrated. For him to come here now, pitch here, with friends and family around, it should be good” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a good chance Nate starts on Friday with us in New York,” “He’s moving well, he’s feeling good” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was a lot of early swings and he was trying to get ahead and all that. Just go out there and get your repetitions,” “If he’s fine, there’s a good chance he’ll join us in New York” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fact we’re thinking about pitching him Sunday tells you a lot,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everybody talks about the bullpen, how great they are, and we saw the window there,” External link

wcvb Monday, July 11, 2022 2:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everybody talks about the bullpen, how great they are, and we saw the window there,” External link

wcvb Monday, July 11, 2022 2:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Both fan bases. You see the atmosphere in the city. Jerseys from both teams. People out there,” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We play in a tough division. We’ve been getting beat in the division. We know that,” “But we feel like we can play with anybody” External link

bostonglobe Monday, July 11, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We noticed it the other day. He fouled a few fastballs the other way. We were like ‘He’s getting close timing-wise,” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him to drive the ball to right-center, that’s a good sign,” “He’s a complete hitter. He’ll go through stretches, One thing about him, he’ll keep working on his craft and get better” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s certain guys that get hits. It’s not about swings or swing decisions or whatever. He gets hits,” “He runs out of the box all the time, so he gets rewarded with those slow grounders to third base and then when he gets hot, he’s fun to watch” External link

bostonglobe Monday, July 11, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a chance. He could be activated around Friday,” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 12:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Raffy is feeling better, but we’ll stay away from him and probably tomorrow,” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 12:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “To put the ball in play in a game like that was fun, and I’m happy for him,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been battling this for a while. We have to be smart,” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been battling this for a while. We have to be smart,” External link

usaToday Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He said that after the game, he felt tight in the same spot,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That one, I don’t want to call it a setback yet, but the fact he’s not able to post, it’s just another obstacle,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll know how he feels on Monday and we’ll go from there,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It really doesn’t matter with him,” “The intensity will be there. How he’s going to bounce back is the most important thing” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s getting anxious. He sees all the guys flying all over the place, paying for spreads, breaking TVs and all that stuff,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “I feel Christian should be in the conversation,” “You see the whole body of work, offensively and defensively. He has been one of the best in the first half of the season. It’s not the usual name we always talk about” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If you put the whole body of work and they follow what we’ve been doing the last 25 days with him, he’s facing the middle of lineups almost every other outing and he has been outstanding,” “When your WHIP and your ERA are right there, neck-and-neck, and it’s not north of 1.00, it’s pretty impressive” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, it’s out of our control but there are a lot of guys who are having good seasons,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “People don’t talk enough about him,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has a lot of confidence,” “He understands his tool set and what he can bring to the equation on a daily basis. But he’s very modest about it; he’s very humble about it. We love it that way, too” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s down today and tomorrow,” “We’ll see how he feels on Monday. We’ve got to take care of him. He has been battling this for a while so we have to be smart” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The back thing is more from Toronto, the turf all of that,” “It just happens that we go to Tampa, too (Monday through Thursday). It’s part of it, right? He’s a big kid playing third base and he’s playing every day. Stuff like this is going to happen” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That was a tough one because what he did for us last year was amazing. He was really good for us,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re still waiting. He says he feels better. We’re waiting on the doctors to come in and check on him,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 2:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He didn’t have command of the fastball,” “I know we didn’t really walk people, but we got into some bad counts and they took advantage of it” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 9, 2022 7:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He didn’t have command of the fastball,” “I know we didn’t really walk people but we got into some bad counts and they took advantage of it” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 9, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The stage, he doesn’t get caught up in the whole thing,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 9, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Stuff wise he was really good,” “I think he’ll be ready for Tuesday wherever he pitches. ... He feels good arm-wise. Velocity was good” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He feels healthy. He’s close to 100 percent. Now it’s about the work between starts to get his mechanics back,” “This is as normal as possible since 2018 in the summer” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They’re having a great season,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That was a tough one because what he did for us last year was amazing,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was battling down there [in Chicago],” “So we have to be smart about it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You can see it, the stuff,” “He needs to keep getting better and work on a few things … We still love the kid” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I heard about it, but obviously I’ve got to see how it went, what it actually was,” External link

wwlp Friday, July 8, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Michael Wacha ) : “Michael hasn’t bounced back the way we expected so there’s a good chance we’ll go somewhere else,” “We’re still debating the IL thing. We’ll know more by the end of the day” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Kutter’s here. The way the schedule goes, right, he’s Saturday,” “We’ll use him somehow. We can’t announce how we’re going to do it” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got to keep rolling,” “We’ve got some kids that have to step up. It’s part of the equation. Last year, I don’t want to say we got lucky but you don’t see that often, right? They stayed healthy throughout the season. We’ve just got to keep maneuvering and jabbing and moving around and try to win games somehow, some way” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He hasn’t been able to bounce back from his bullpens or playing catch,” “Nothing structural. We actually tested him, an MRI and all that. Everything looks clean. It’s just, right now, he hasn’t been able to bounce back” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Dodger Stadium ) : “He’s that good a player. Hopefully, he’ll start in Dodger Stadium in a few weeks. He doesn’t get caught up in the whole thing. He’s just playing baseball,” “He’s a special player, a special hitter” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It all depends how he feels. Obviously, he hasn’t played in a while,” “It’ll probably be two or three games. He needs to get his rhythm back, run around the bases, play different positions. We’ll talk about it” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll go one, hopefully, two innings depending on workload,” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see how it goes. He’s been throwing. He’s been sound,” “It’s not an arm injury. But at the same time, we’ll play the long game” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Paul Abbott ) : “That’s who he is. You don’t want him to get hurt, but he cares. He was off mechanically yesterday. He spoke to (Worcester pitching coach Paul Abbott) about it,” “He’s not the only guy to have done that. It’s the world we live in. He paid for the TV. ... He’s embarrassed because it’s out there, but it’s the fight. It’s the desire to be great. That’s what makes you great” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s the way the schedule works,” “Somebody has to do it. It’s him” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think, yesterday, if you look at the whole thing, the changeup wasn’t great, the sinker was good, two ground balls up the middle that went through and the pitch up in the zone (Randy) Arozarena hit, that was it,” “He showed composure. The stuff was there. At one point in his career, he’s going to have to do that. So he’ll be ready for that one” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Our measuring stick is right there in front of us every day,” “We have 45 wins and I think we have the third or fourth best record in the American League. We got off to a terrible start and this is where we’re at. On a daily basis, regardless of who you play, it’s the day we have to attack” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You can see his stuff. He needs to be getting better and work on a few things,” “You see the sinker. You see the velocity. You see the poise. Whenever he gets a chance again, he’s going to be better” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see what we do next. I’m just happy (Bello) was able to get out there and enjoy this,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Every morning, I’d be sitting there and (he), very quietly, would walk through the line, very quietly, and get his breakfast on the big league side and go to the other side. I was like, ‘He gets it,’” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s available to pinch-hit today,” “He was fighting it down there. We’ve got to be smart about it. I think the running game is going to slow down for a little bit now, the stolen base attempts” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 12:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Overall, I’m not good at grades but we are where we’re at,” “We did an amazing job getting to this point if you think we were on that off day heading to Atlanta (May 9). We’ve just got to keep grinding, keep playing good baseball. We know this division is tough, but I think, overall, if you look around, not only in the east but overall, there’s a lot of good players, a lot of good teams. I believe, like last year, it’s going to come down to September” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Like I’ve always said, it takes more than 26 guys to accomplish what we’re trying to accomplish, and so far, it has been there,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You get to Sept. 1, look up and say, ‘This is what we’ve got to do’ or you look behind you and you’re like, ‘Ok, this is what we’ve got to do to finish it,’” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know we get excited about the player, especially in this region, you put the kids way up there, but let’s chill tomorrow and let him enjoy it,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think those conversations, we’ll keep it for us,” “But I think everybody understands where we’re at and what’s going to happen in the future. It’s more go out there, have fun and we’ll see what happens in the future” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If being a big leaguer is going five with no runs, so be it. If it’s three and he gives up seven, be it too,” “It’s like I told Kutter (Crawford) last year and Winck (Josh Winckowski) early on, you work so hard to get here. You play here one day and you’re a big leaguer. Let’s enjoy and see where it takes us” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Throughout the years, I know there have been a lot of names thrown out there and some of them have been great,” “Others, they were big-leaguers. That’s it. But this guy, I understand. We’ve seen it. Everybody has seen the development, everybody’s excited. But at the end of the day, you’ve got to go out there and perform. I know tomorrow is going to be a great day, not only for him but for the whole organization, player development and everybody that has been involved in this” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This kid, he wants it. He wants it bad,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We get excited about the players, especially in the region. Let’s chill tomorrow and let him enjoy it,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Fenway Park ) : “I talked to him a little bit. He’s ready to go,” “If it’s up to him, he’ll pitch [at Fenway on Wednesday]. But I think one more, maybe two, down there. Go compete on Wednesday and we’ll decide what we do next” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “From there we’ll decide what we want to do,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re going to map out the plan, what’s next for him,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Jarren, he’s been amazing for us,” “He’s playing good defense, running the bases, and putting good at-bats. We’re very pleased” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think they recognize the swings-and-misses,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We feel comfortable doing this … because we feel, stuff-wise, these kids are really good,” “Little by little you can see them gaining confidence whenever they come up here” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He mixed all his pitches. It was impressive,” “It was really good to see” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I mean, he’s a good player,” “We know it and obviously we missed him over the week, but like I said, you know, we’re not making excuses” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He feels good, he was running,” “But we have to be patient” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Wrigley in the summer, Fourth of July weekend, Red Sox-Cubs, enjoy it,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That was a good sign and then he didn’t miss [today.] That was a big one for us,” “Hopefully it’s the beginning of something good for him” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Putting the ball in play in certain situations, running hard to first base paid off for us,” “It was only four [runs], right? But I think we kept fighting with them, we kept putting good at bats and at the end we got four and won the game” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We feel comfortable doing this … because we feel, stuff-wise, these kids are really good,” “Little by little you can see them gaining confidence whenever they come up here” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He mixed all his pitches. It was impressive,” “It was really good to see” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That was a good sign and then he didn’t miss [today.] That was a big one for us,” “Hopefully it’s the beginning of something good for him” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Putting the ball in play in certain situations, running hard to first base paid off for us,” “It was only four [runs], right? But I think we kept fighting with them, we kept putting good at bats and at the end we got four and won the game” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Just as important as the first 70 or whatever we played,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “One, maybe two more down there.” External link

wcvb Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He texted me early. He was my wakeup text,” “It was a big cut. Hopefully, he feels better tomorrow, and we can use him” External link

click2houston Monday, July 4, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He texted me early. He was my wakeup text,” “It was a big cut. Hopefully, he feels better tomorrow, and we can use him” External link

seattlepi Monday, July 4, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “After that, probably live BP and then we’ll decide what we’re going to do,” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He didn’t recover well from the Toronto one so we’ll give him a few days,” “He’s going to get checked out today just in case something is going on. We don’t believe it’s something structural there. It’s just kind of like dead arm, hit the wall. So hopefully we can push him back later in the week and go from there” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I always give Bogey ... as long as possible to decide whether he can go,” “He texted me early. He was my wake-up text. ‘I’m pretty sore.’ He has a big cut. Hopefully, he feels better tomorrow and we can use him” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were joking and I said, ‘Man, it’s sold out already. We can’t disappoint the people in Worcester,” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now, down there, Bello is one option,” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were joking and I said, ‘Man, it’s sold out already. We can’t disappoint the people in Worcester,” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll hop on the plane and see how he feels tomorrow,” External link

wcvb Monday, July 4, 2022 5:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re like, ‘Ok, if we can push him back or scratch him tomorrow and he can pitch later on, then we’ll do that,’” “But it’s nothing definitely. It’s something that came to our attention today during the day” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 4:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I just found out about his daughter passing away in an accident,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 4, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Jarren, he’s been amazing for us,” “He’s playing good defense, running the bases, and putting good at-bats. We’re very pleased” External link

bostonglobe Monday, July 4, 2022 3:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It's pretty likely he'll be in the bullpen," "We were talking about taking care of him and all that, but it will be like what he did last year, a multiple-inning guy" External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He's trending in the right direction but he still has to face hitters," External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He felt good, mechanics were sound, consistency, efficient, he actually felt one more inning was good," External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We haven’t given the big guy a breather, although we had the off day,” “A different schedule, right? Day game, night game, we’ve got the day game today and day game tomorrow. Just give him a chance to reset” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been working hard on a few things offensively, so detach himself for the whole thing and be ready for tomorrow,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s pretty much likely he’ll be in the bullpen,” “We were talking about taking care of him and all that but it would be kind of like what we did last year. Multiple inning guy. Rehab-wise, I don’t want to say it’s easier but it’s a different one” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s pretty similar to last year,” “Obviously, Tanner is doing what he’s doing and (Schreiber) is doing the same thing. There’s going to be days where they’re going to be down and he might go (inning) eight and nine and finish it” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For this year, we’re going to keep it short,” “There are going to be days where he might go three. We’ll miss him for three or four days. But he’s going to be a multi-inning guy” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s still a good pitcher, regardless of it’s the first inning or the ninth inning,” “But using him as a multi-inning weapon, it makes sense for where we’re at and with the guys we have right now” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of guys in the mix for a lot of stuff here now,” “All of the sudden, there’s a lot of stuff health-wise that’s going on. We’ve been talking about all those guys the whole season. We’ll see what happens in the upcoming days” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : “Nate is trending in the right direction. Chris is getting close,” “I know it looks bad right now but the other guys are getting healthy. We’ve just got to be patient, trust the kids and go from there” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Sore knee. It seems like MCL,” “We’ll know more when we get back to Boston” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of guys in the mix for a lot of stuff here now,” “All of the sudden, there’s a lot of stuff health-wise that’s going on. We’ve been talking about all those guys the whole season. We’ll see what happens in the upcoming days” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He felt good, mechanics were sound, consistency, efficient, he actually felt one more inning was good," External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 2, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora told : “Today was a bad day from the pitching department,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : “The slider isn’t good right now,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With 13 pitchers, people have to step up,” “You can’t only rely on certain guys. That was a game we had the lead, but it was the middle of the game, and we have to get people out in the middle of the game” External link

masslive Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now, as far as the pitches’ characteristics, the fastball is good,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Today was a bad day for the pitching department,” “We walked a lot of people today. You keep giving them at-bats and at-bats with men on, that’s going to happen. We didn’t throw enough strikes” External link

masslive Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll know a little bit more tomorrow,” “If something happens, we’ve got to be ready” External link

masslive Saturday, July 2, 2022 2:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I walked from left field and while I was walking, some of the people in the front office, with some friends, the music people, were running around at 6 in the morning,” “I’ve got the video. They were very happy to make it to the World Series to say the least” External link

masslive Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Theo Epstein ) : “I’m walking and he sees me, Theo, and he goes, ‘What the (expletive) are you doing here?’ I’m like, ‘What are you doing here?’ But it was fun. I got a lot of videos from the night before,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s Wrigley in the summer, Fourth of July weekend, Red Sox-Cubs,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got plenty of time to get some more players in that series and if we make it to the playoffs, they make it to the playoffs and we have to go up there and play,” “We’ll talk to the players. I think things are going to keep changing with time” External link

masslive Friday, July 1, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I mean, he’s a good player,” “We know it and obviously we missed him over the week, but like I said, you know, we’re not making excuses” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 1, 2022 9:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re still talking. We’ll see,” “I do believe when we come to September, it’s going to be different” External link

masslive Friday, July 1, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t get into politics. I barely know the Puerto Rican ones,” External link

boston Friday, July 1, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think they recognize the swings-and-misses,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 1, 2022 2:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : “We’re still talking. We’ll see,” External link

boston Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora admitted : “No, I don’t get into politics. I barely know the Puerto Rican ones,” “I do believe for September, it’s going to change, from our end. Let’s leave it at that. I bet you a dollar it’s going to change” External link

boston Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think that’s the difference between last year and this year,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I do believe for September, it’s going to change, from our end,” “Let’s leave it at that. I bet you a dollar it’s going to change” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re talking about it. Obviously, health is the most important thing...,” “Now, it’s a meeting of the minds. Chaim (Bloom) and Brad (Pearson) and everyone to see how we feel about him starting or him coming out of the bullpen” External link

masslive Thursday, June 30, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re still talking. We’ll see,” “I do believe when we come to September, it’s going to be different” External link

masslive Thursday, June 30, 2022 3:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t get into politics. I barely know the Puerto Rican ones,” “I do believe for September, it’s going to change from our end... I’ll bet you $1 it’s going to change” External link

masslive Thursday, June 30, 2022 3:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t get into that. I talk to the players whenever I have to talk to them and I respect their decisions,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 30, 2022 3:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Changeup, strikes. The rhythm of the hitter, his delivery sometimes changes,” “Obviously, a right-handed loaded lineup. He has been throwing the ball well. He has made some adjustments with his slider, too. It’s actually better lately, for everything I read. He has experience, too. He’s not going to be afraid to throw strikes at this level. We’ll see how it goes. He can give us two or three innings if needed, but at the same time, we can match up with him at certain times if needed” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We go with the 26 that are here,” “We tried to get 27 outs and we didn’t do it” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Every time we lose, it’s disappointing,” “We tried to get 27 outs with the righties at the end and it didn’t happen” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got a game tomorrow and he’s our best reliever right now,” “T.D. did a good job. It was a bunch of righties and he’s got good stuff” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s the way I saw it. That’s the way I managed the game,” “I’m the manager here and I decided to go with him for two innings” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Michael Wacha ) : “We’ll see how, today, it goes with Michael, but I think giving him one more day would be great,” “Obviously, Seabold is still on the taxi squad. He has a chance to start on Sunday, most likely” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 29, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think they recognize the swings and misses, they saw the changeup,” “Obviously, it’s not an easy lineup. But there were a lot of positives from yesterday. We want to make sure he understands that. Obviously, the line is the line and he’s not happy with it. But stuff-wise, a lot better than last year in Chicago” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 29, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Give him a blow. All the lefties are playing tomorrow,” “Get Arroyo some at-bats. He has been good against lefties. At the same time, just give (Bradley) a breather and get him ready for tomorrow” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We need lefties at one point in the lineup so we can match up later in the game,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s good. His stuff is really good, bottom line,” “I do believe we got the pitch count up there. They got the big lead and he went seven. It’s not like we’re happy with the results but I think we did a few things that we didn’t do in the first two. At the end, the results were the same. The pitch count, we got it to where we wanted to. We just didn’t finish at-bats” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He pounds the strike zone early on and then he expands,” “If you expand with him, you’re going to have nights like this” External link

cornwallseawaynews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He pounds the strike zone early on and then he expands,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has to cover first. He has to move around,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It went well. The plan now is for him to throw Friday in Chicago, throw another one,” “Do some (pitcher’s fielding practice). Think that’s the most important thing, actually, for him to move around and see how he feels. Then we’ll decide what we do after that” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I was thinking about that, the three of them, they made it to the big leagues,” “We do believe that Wong and Jeter have potential. They’re really good. Wong is swinging the bat a lot better in Triple-A. Jeter, obviously, the power numbers and the running. The average is not where we want it. At one point, everybody talked about this guy like he was going to be a good big league player and we still believe that” External link

masslive Sunday, June 26, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Connor got his feet wet last season, so he knows how we do things,” External link

wcvb Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Good fastball, good split, good slider,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He wasted his outs in Worcester,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He brings energy every day. He tries so hard and we like him a lot,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You’ve got to respect that,” “He wanted to stay in Cleveland and he did” External link

ohio Saturday, June 25, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I enjoy watching him play and I love the way he goes about it,” External link

ohio Saturday, June 25, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Whit isn’t feeling well, so it didn’t make sense to push him out there,” External link

ohio Saturday, June 25, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s getting out there [with his swing] instead of letting the ball travel” “Out in front on the fastball, breaking balls, everything. Hopefully he can stay inside of a few pitches and hit the ball to right-center” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 3:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Good fastball, good split, good slider. The numbers don’t represent that but one of those intriguing arms,” “We’ll see what happens but glad that we got him” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 3:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fastball plays. That’s the bottom line,” “He gained momentum; he started making pitches; he stayed in the zone late in the game” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 3:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got to keep rolling; we’ve got to keep going,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 3:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “From my end, that’s the way I see it,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “To put these guys in situations like that — it doesn’t make sense for the player; it doesn’t make sense for the team,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When he’s on, he’s one of the best,” “The way he’s throwing the ball right now, it looks like he’s ready to go. Now we just have to make sure we’re patient” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about White Sox ) : “I mean, it all depends on how you look at it,” “The White Sox are a good team. The Angels, everybody thought they were a good team. Seattle, everybody thought they were a good team. It just depends how you see it. We played Houston and beat them two out of three. The schedule is the schedule” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re a different team compared to a month and a half ago,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were hoping that today [Hernández] was going to go out there and move around and swing the bat,” “But it hasn’t happened yet. So it slows him down. And now we just got to see what’s next” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When the big boy [Ortiz] is here, it’s awesome,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had a lot of traffic [on the bases] today. Offensively we had our chances,” “We didn’t hit the ball hard with men on and chased a few pitches in certain situations” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Jarren needs to take charge on that one,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s got to make sure he dominates the strike zone. That’s the most important thing,” “Right now he’s chasing pitches” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Ichiro Suzuki ) : “Ichiro transformed into J.D. today,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, June 24, 2022 11:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We want him controlling the (hitting) zone, staying on pitches to right-center," External link

longbeachstar Friday, June 24, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He gave us what we needed,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Xander Bogaerts ) : “I told him yesterday, early during the day, that he was going to play today,” “I wasn’t going to back out just because Xander wanted to play. We figured it out and he’s going to play” External link

masslive Thursday, June 23, 2022 3:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We needed one out, and he got it,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:46:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think he appreciates the fact he’s in the big leagues and contributing,” “It has been a different path to this. You start looking at the numbers and they’re really good” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We knew we had a little bit of Schreiber today, so we saved him for that spot,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s in this situation because he put himself in this situation,” “He changed his routines, he bought into the concept, he bought into the organization and now, he’s one of the guys that we like” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This team needed this as far as structure, for a month and a half we struggled getting 27 outs,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We thought it was going to be quicker but he hasn’t reacted the way we expected so we’ve just got to be patient,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We want him 100%... We felt it was going to be quick and it hasn’t happened,” “But I think we have the luxury of playing it slow and making sure he’s OK. Because when he goes out there, it’s all-out. He doesn’t know anything else. He’s not going to pace himself. So we’ve got to make sure he’s close to 100%” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see how he feels after today,” “He probably has to play the field, too” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll stay away from baseball activities today and see how he reacts,” “It has been on and off with him. Moving around, running, playing defense, great, but yesterday, he took a few swings and he felt it so he stopped, being smart. We’ll take it day-by-day with him” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll know more tonight if it’s a setback,” “I think he was being cautious but today, we’ll see how he reacts to the treatment and see if the spot is sore like yesterday. If he doesn’t expect to treatment today the way we expect, then it’s a setback” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were trying to stretch him out but then we made the decision that, ‘OK, these kids are OK. They’re ready to go,’” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The first one is always tough,” “Big-league debut knowing you’ll be back in Worcester in 24 hours. One outing, it’s hard to know who he is or what he’s all about but he has thrown the ball well lately. He’s pounding the strike zone, good stuff, secondary pitches are playing right now. Got some ground balls when we had to and that was enough today” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Michael Wacha ) : “He has been here for a week,” “Meetings, scouting report, following (Michael) Wacha and all the things that come with being a big leaguer. Now, at least he has five or six days which is very important for the progress of the player” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about David Ortiz ) : “At one point we've got to sit David somewhere else,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He's the only guy that misses his Hall of Fame induction and comes to throw out a first pitch on a Monday,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "People look at the stat line and all that, there's more to it, he's a good defender, good baserunner, right-handed hitter," "Obviously the situation with Kiké and Christian had to do with it, for a while there Bobby [Dalbec] was our backup shortstop, so we've got Jeter and we'll see how it goes in the upcoming days" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He's trending in the right direction," "At one point in the road trip he'll be with us" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Getting better but not to the pace we thought it would be, right now we just have to be patient with him," "Hopefully by the end of the week he can get on the mound and we'll go from there" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hopefully, that’s the case, but we have to wait and see,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s trending in the right direction,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Getting better, but not to the pace we thought it would be,” “Right now, we just have to be patient with him. Hopefully, by the end of the week, he can get on the mound and we can go from there” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll probably go three games with them,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t know if it’s a change of scenery or him growing up,” External link

masslive Monday, June 20, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Not at his best early on, but like I always say, the fastball plays,” External link

masslive Monday, June 20, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s excited and jealous from seeing JT throwing yesterday so he’s getting the itch, which is great,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 10:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He sprinted around the bases, he shagged good in BP,” “A little bit sore but we don’t know if it’s actually the injury or just the workload. So he’ll hit today during the game and then we’ll see how he feels. Obviously tomorrow he’ll do more out there. And if he has to play on Tuesday in Worcester or wherever, he’ll do that. But we’ll know more tomorrow after the whole workout” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 10:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With Christian, I think he was still feeling not great but better,” “The values are not there yet. If he misses a few more days, then he’ll probably have to go and have a few at-bats (on a rehab assignment) to get his legs under him. But that’s something we’ve been talking about for a few days” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 10:00:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He sprinted around the bases, he shagged good in BP,” “A little bit sore but we don’t know if it’s actually the injury or just the workload. So he’ll hit today during the game and then we’ll see how he feels. Obviously tomorrow he’ll do more out there. And if he has to play on Tuesday in Worcester or wherever, he’ll do that. But we’ll know more tomorrow after the whole workout” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 8:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So that part, he’s missing at-bats and that’s the part that’s actually disappointing in a sense,” “But we expect him to keep moving forward, keep getting better” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s just a matter of him being able to push off and move around and when that happens, we’ll decide what we do,” “But right now he’s just down there doing his rehab, moving around. But nothing yet as far as when he starts playing” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He just couldn’t get the big hit,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 19, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The goal is stretch him out as a starter,” External link

wcvb Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We need him to stay the course, get his starts at Triple A and be ready if something happens,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 7:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Good fastball, good split, good slider,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 7:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Good fastball, good split, good slider. The numbers don’t represent that but one of those intriguing arms,” “We’ll see what happens but glad that we got him” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, June 19, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “From there, he’ll pitch every five days,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously everybody starts counting and doing their own schedules (for when he’ll return),” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Let’s see how it goes but I do feel he’s going to be OK,” “His arm looks great. The best I’ve seen him in a while. The changeup, which is the one (pitch) he was missing last year because he was coming from surgery, it’s playing. It’s a good one. So we’ll go Monday and we’ll take it day by day from there” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Velocity was OK. Slider was OK,” “He didn’t like the stuff itself but the fact that he was able to go back-to-back two innings, it was good” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see how he reacts. Probably take BP and shag and all that. So we’ll know more later on,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Let’s see how he reacts,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see how it goes the next few days and Tuesday and then we’ll decide what we do,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So we’ll see what happens but glad that we got him,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 19, 2022 12:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know it’s been a grind for him but he doesn’t take a play off,” “Right now I can say that probably he’s the best defensive second baseman in the big leagues” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The backhand in the shift, for me, that was the toughest play of them all because you have to be on point on the grass, get through it and put it on (the) money at first base,” “It’s a routine play. But in that spot, it’s not” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I played with some good defenders and the combination of being quick and fast, not too many guys have that,” “He gains ground. He does. I know a lot of people have their doubts with the throwing part of it. He’s been money. Money. On the run, taking his time” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think that’s the difference between last year and this year,” “He was a two-pitch pitcher for a month and a half. This year, obviously being that far away from the surgery now, this will play” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hopefully that’s the beginning of his rehab, and from there, it’s just a countdown,” “We’re going to build him up as a starter. That’s loud and clear” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, June 18, 2022 3:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seems like Nate is slower than we expected right now,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 1:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a recipe the Coras have for COVID,” “Some tea, whatever. I had to drink that like three times a day” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a good mix of like honey, ginger, onion, pineapple,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t know how we ended up with it,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seems like Nate is slower than we expected right now,” “So we’ll see how he reacts today and tomorrow, over the weekend with treatment” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s doing a lot of stuff in the gym that is helping as far as mechanics and all that stuff, too,” “But as far as his arm, up to 90 (feet). I think tomorrow 110 (feet) if I’m not mistaken. Slowly but surely getting to the point that probably he’ll get on the mound early next week” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s the first one to admit he’s been struggling,” “He hasn’t been to this point in his career. He’s always been good. Just to be away, it always helps. And getting his arm where it should be is a priority. But also to work on a few things mechanically and all that, it’s gonna help out” External link

masslive Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We don’t like it. We don’t like it,” “It’s been a lot. So obviously it’s one of those that I’m not going to put the opposition in jeopardy. But it’s been a lot. And it’s been happening for a while” External link

masslive Friday, June 17, 2022 2:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t think they are hitting Raffy on purpose there,” “I don’t think they hit J.D. and Raffy in Seattle on purpose. They have to push us away. We know that but we’ve been getting hit a lot” External link

masslive Friday, June 17, 2022 2:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Let the kids play. That's what they say, right?" "He's only 25. I think he's dominating the game and I don't think people take it personal. It's the other way around. Sometimes we're too humble in certain areas, they're such humble kids who show up every day and play, put their heads down, and sometimes it's cool to enjoy it" External link

eagletribune Friday, June 17, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Honestly he's one of the best hitters in the big leagues, there are lots of other guys having great seasons, Aaron Judge, Jose Ramirez, but he shows up every day and we're happy that he's hitting second for us on a daily basis and plays third base," "The way he acted in spring training we had a feeling it was going to be something like this, and he's coming through" External link

eagletribune Friday, June 17, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He put a good at-bat to get to 3-2 (his fourth at-bat), then he chased a slider,” “On the last one, it was a first-pitch slider. He tried to get it out. We’ve just got to make sure he dominates the strike zone. That’s the most important thing. When he starts doing that, he becomes a very dangerous hitter. Right now, he’s not doing that. There’s a few 3-2 counts, good decisions, good swing decisions. But then after that, he expanded. So we’ll keep working” External link

masslive Friday, June 17, 2022 1:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was a two-pitch pitcher for a month and half. That far away from surgery now, this will play. It was a good one,” External link

wcvb Friday, June 17, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve just got to be patient. Everybody’s excited,” External link

wcvb Friday, June 17, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Run around, play defense, get his swings,” “So he’s feeling a lot better. But BP today, he didn’t swing. Probably will do a few things during the game in the cage. As soon as he can do that, we’ll speed up the process and he should be available sooner rather than later” External link

masslive Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s moving. I think he started running the last week,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Let the kids play. That’s what they say,” “He’s only 25. He’s dominating the game and I think people take it personally. It’s the other way around. Sometimes we’re too humble in certain areas. They’re such humble kids that show up every day and play with their heads down. Sometimes, it’s cool to enjoy it” External link

masslive Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s one of the best hitters in the big leagues but there’s a lot of guys having great seasons,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’ve been saying it all along,” “I think, around the league, people know who he is” External link

masslive Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Early in the season he was reliant a lot on one pitch and then he started mixing it up and you see the results,” “We’ve been using him in different roles and different spots and he’s done an amazing job” External link

eagletribune Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s one of the best hitters in the big leagues,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : “I do believe, from my end, and we’ve been talking about it, Chris Sale is a starter,” “It just happened that he came in relief in October in (2019). Hopefully we can get to that point and he can do all that stuff. But every five days, he not only impacts that day. He impacts the rest of the week. When he’s on, he’s one of the best” External link

masslive Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve played this before with Nate in ‘19. To put these guys in situations like that, it doesn’t make sense for the player and it doesn’t make sense for the team,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “From my end, that’s the way I see it,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “To put these guys in situations like that — it doesn’t make sense for the player; it doesn’t make sense for the team,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When he’s on, he’s one of the best,” “The way he’s throwing the ball right now, it looks like he’s ready to go. Now we just have to make sure we’re patient” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s getting treatment and moving in the right direction,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, June 15, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This year, I do believe we have some special arms,” “We have arms who can help us not only for one start but for 15 days, 20 days to come up here and do their thing. I do feel we’re better in a sense. It’s not veteran Triple-A guys that are coming up. But stuff-wise, they’re really good” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 15, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was what we needed. We were pretty banged up bullpen-wise. To go eight today was really good for us,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 15, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s put [together] good at-bats. You don’t see the results,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hit for average, spray the ball around, more doubles than homers. That’s the type of hitter he is,” “He doesn’t strike out. He puts the ball in play. He understands who he is” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You cannot take [away] his aggressiveness,” “He can do that with bad pitches. Us humans, we hit line drives the other way. He hits homers” External link

bostonglobe Monday, June 13, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see how we map out the week,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, June 13, 2022 4:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Things are headed in the right direction,” “People are getting healthy. These guys can help us sooner rather than later” External link

bostonglobe Monday, June 13, 2022 4:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think everybody’s noticing that,” “No more cowboy boots for him for now. He’s getting treatment. It is what it is” External link

bostonglobe Monday, June 13, 2022 4:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hand-eye coordination. Power. You’ve got to be perfect to hit a ball like that,” “And he was for that swing” External link

masslive Monday, June 13, 2022 4:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I saw it. Very excited. It was really good,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re trying to get him healthy as soon as possible but yeah, I think everybody’s noticing that,” “No more cowboy boots for him for now” External link

masslive Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “We decided he wasn’t available before the game so that’s why you didn’t see him,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “We talk about it and obviously the decision is not only me,” “It’s just a whole group. He hasn’t pitched back-to-back. That’s something that we have to get him ready for. And to push him that way doesn’t make sense” External link

masslive Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Depends on how the game went,” “They’ve got all those lefties and you mix and match. You saw what we did throughout the game. We were one pitch away. But it didn’t happen” External link

masslive Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We usually like giving guys the extra day,” “But with Nick, he likes pitching on his regular rest and he’s strong enough that he can do it. The other two with Rich (Hill) and Michael (Wacha) we’ll think about it — if we pitch them on regular rest and give Nate a little bit more breathing room. But we’ll get there when we get there. So we’ll know more on Monday” External link

masslive Sunday, June 12, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You put everything into perspective and if it’s September, he’s pitching,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 12, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll so how it goes today and then we’ll make a decision on what we’re going to do,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 12, 2022 3:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seems like he’s always in control and he wants this. He wants to pitch in situations like this,” External link

wcvb Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He wants to pitch in situations like this,” “He likes it. And he’ll be ready for his next inning, whenever it is” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The stuff, you see it. The sinker and the four-seamer and the slider,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think where we’re at pitching-staff wise, losing him for three or four days (after a multi-inning outing) puts us in a bad spot,” “And that’s the way we see it. We’ve been talking about it. We just have to be responsible with him” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re going to maximize his talent and give him high-leverage situations,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seems like he’s always in control and he wants this. He wants to pitch in situations like this,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 11, 2022 11:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously we can go bullpen day,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We flew him there just to see our doctors,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s still expected to make his next start on Tuesday,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He banged his knee yesterday in that play in left-center,” “So just stay away from him today” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With him it’s a little bit different because he lives down there (in Naples, Fla.),” “It’s always good for him to be around the family for now. So we’ll see” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It all depends what we do,” “Obviously we can go bullpen day. Let’s see how it goes today. Let’s put it that way” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He banged his knee yesterday in that play in left-center,” “So just stay away from him today” External link

masslive Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “One of the things baseball players do is fall into their routine,” “And it felt like when we got to Atlanta for the first time the whole season, we were able to do stuff outside with good weather” External link

masslive Friday, June 10, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “But around that time, we had COVID stuff, too,” External link

masslive Friday, June 10, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “Little by little, we’ve been able to do our routine and start feeling good about ourselves,” “I think it’s more that than actually my facial hair” External link

masslive Friday, June 10, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “One thing for sure ... we have a good team,” “It just happens that we had to work harder to get to the point where we are. And we have to keep working” External link

masslive Friday, June 10, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At one point during the season, we’re going to play the big boys of the division and we feel like we belong,” “But until we get there, we’ve got to keep playing good baseball” External link

masslive Friday, June 10, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He had to cover first and and then there was a pop fly foul. He went after it and I noticed that,” External link

masslive Friday, June 10, 2022 4:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Nathan Eovaldi ) : “Tightness. I don’t want to say it’s similar to Nate (Eovaldi),” “But I think with him, it’s more about moving around that it’s actually bothering him” External link

masslive Friday, June 10, 2022 4:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s part of it sometimes,” “The traveling and the beds, whatever. He should be OK” External link

masslive Thursday, June 9, 2022 11:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Bobby Dalbec ) : “That (scoring from first) was good but the at-bat was better,” “To walk in that situation was huge. He fouled off a breaking ball. He was out in front and fouled it off. A fastball in, he put a good swing on it. Took the walk. And then Bobby stayed with a pitch, goes the other way and he (Verdugo) scored from first. We’ve been doing that a lot. We’ve been doing a good job with our primary leads, secondary leads. And running until Carlos tells you. And that was great base running” External link

masslive Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When he went to Puerto Rico, he didn’t play too many games behind the plate,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora explained : “Right now we’re trying to take care of the infielders,” “And we feel short in a sense. So having him around is going to help us” External link

masslive Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “has been going on for a while” External link

masslive Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been battling throughout the season,” “Yesterday on the last swing, he felt it. He’s been able to take care of it throughout but yesterday, it kind of like grabbed him. So he’ll go on the IL. Hopefully, something short” External link

masslive Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now we’re trying to take care of the infielders,” “And we feel short in a sense. So having him around is going to help us” External link

masslive Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If Bogey plays today, he won’t play tomorrow,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He could play and try to grind through it but it doesn’t make sense,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “The bullpen did an amazing job. We went to them quick,” “It was a weird game because we put pressure on them the whole game and we were kind of coming up empty. Christian had a great at-bat in the end” External link

click2houston Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The bullpen did an amazing job. We went to them quick,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “The bullpen did an amazing job. We went to them quick,” “It was a weird game because we put pressure on them the whole game and we were kind of coming up empty. Christian had a great at-bat in the end” External link

wcvb Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He wasn’t even at third when the guy had the baseball and it was a good throw,” “Just a different gear. .. We talk about tools, right? You want to hit for power or whatever. Speed is something you cannot teach. And the instincts, too. It was a great read. And he’s so fast he puts pressure on the opposition” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s in a better place,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s what we’re looking for,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s been kind of on-and-off bothering him,” “We’ll see tomorrow. He’s begging to play. We’ll see how it goes” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Actually, in the dugout when he hit it, I screamed ‘Kiké' and he made the play,” “It’s who he is. You move him around and he makes plays. That wasn’t an easy play and he gets to it, he makes a great throw” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 8, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He didn’t do much at shortstop during spring training,” “He hasn’t done much in the infield throughout the season. But whenever we need him, we know we can count on him. And that was an outstanding play” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 8, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The bullpen did an amazing job. We went to them quick,” “It was a weird game because we put pressure on them the whole game and we were kind of coming up empty. Christian had a great at-bat in the end” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 8, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s been kind of on-and-off bothering him,” “We’ll see tomorrow. He’s begging to play. We’ll see how it goes” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 8, 2022 10:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “The bullpen did an amazing job. We went to them quick,” “It was a weird game because we put pressure on them the whole game and we were kind of coming up empty. Christian had a great at-bat in the end” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 8, 2022 10:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Hopefully, it’s a 24-hour thing and get back on the mound as soon as possible,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 8, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We praised a lot of people today. Carlos Febles, he was our best offensive player today with that send,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Christian with the 3-2 double. Dugie scoring from first base. Christian was amazing tonight behind the plate,” “Even that visit at the end of the game. Going out there. Christian was locked in. Wins like this, yeah, Michael is the star. He was amazing for us. But it’s a total team effort. A 1-0 game, nine innings. Nowadays you don’t see that. I’m just glad that I’m part of it” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He threw up to 150 (feet) I think it was two days ago,” “He played catch today again. He’s pushing to get on the mound. So that’s a good sign. Hopefully, by the end of this week, he continues his progress and hope on the mound probably next week, starting next week, which is huge for us, too” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The plan probably will be one more (bullpen) and then facing hitters,” “So things are trending in the right direction with him” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If everything goes well, he’ll fly here and the hope is for him to be active Thursday,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s compact, too. It’s not a long swing,” “And it seems like every time he hits the ball it’s hard” External link

masslive Monday, June 6, 2022 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s pushing actually to get on the mound, which is great,” “He feels good about himself. But I think we’re not there yet. But things are trending in the right direction” External link

masslive Sunday, June 5, 2022 11:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll throw his inning, see how it goes and the hope is for him to join us Thursday,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 5, 2022 11:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was good yesterday. Velocity was good and all that,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 5, 2022 11:16:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The first pitch of the game, he crushed it,” “105 off the bat or something like that. You can tell, he’s very dynamic. Just seeing him run the bases is always good. Played a solid right (field) today. He’s in a better place. That line drive the other way, that line drive up the middle, we didn’t see that last year. He was hitting the ball in the air. A lot of flyballs and getting under the ball. Now he’s on time and hitting the ball hard and that was cool to see” External link

masslive Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s feeling a lot more comfortable at second base,” “He’s a game-changer. He’s a good defender. He understands the game. Just like hitting, defense is contagious. And the fact that the other guys are talking defense is very important” External link

masslive Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jed Lowrie ) : “He hasn’t pitched a lot, first of all,” “Yesterday, I think it was fastball middle-middle to Jed and he beat him to the spot. I think it’s more we haven’t been able to use him. He had that tough one against Baltimore. Not too much hard contact. The walk yesterday. The 3-2 counts. So I think as far as like location, he’s been off his last two. But at the same time he hasn’t pitched that much” External link

masslive Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Xander Bogaerts ) : “I don’t know if we have to put a C on Xander’s jersey but everybody knows the consistency, the way he approaches the game, the way he cares about winning, what he brings to the equation not only on the field but off the field,” External link

masslive Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We don’t have to put a C on that uniform,” “Everybody knows he’s the one that takes care of people in that clubhouse, takes care of people on the field, takes care of the manager. Just putting that name in the lineup, it makes you feel comfortable that we’re going to have a good player in the lineup on a daily basis. If you want to name him the captain without putting the C, you can go ahead and do it” External link

masslive Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think honestly what really happened was he started doing other stuff to try to get the velocity back,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 4, 2022 11:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Knowing what came out (of the MRI) and knowing how he feels, hopefully it’s something that’s only 15 days, whatever it is, and he can be back with us as soon as possible,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 4, 2022 11:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s going to be a big part of this,” “But we’ve got to be responsible, too. One thing we want to avoid is him going out for 4 (innings) and then coming back for one. We always talk about Garrett last year. But if you see the way the season went on, yeah, he threw three (innings) early on in the season when he was just a Rule-5 kid, but then he became this guy and it was like two innings (of high leverage). And then at the end, he was a one-inning guy. So with Tanner yesterday, the game dictates what you do” External link

masslive Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So we felt it was a good pocket for Tanner,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think his stuff late in games is hard to square up,” “The sinker, the four-seamer, the slider, the split. And the mentality. He’s not afraid. He came out of the bullpen last year in September and October and he was huge for us. So he’s one of those guys that we see him as a weapon back there and we’re going to use him the right way” External link

masslive Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Yesterday was one of those days where it felt like, ‘Hey, right here we’ll use him and then we’ll get three outs and move forward,’” External link

masslive Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t know yet exactly the plan for next week but the way he sees it, probably one more bullpen and then live BP probably Friday or Saturday, which is good news for us,” External link

wcvb Saturday, June 4, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll wait for the celebration tomorrow because tomorrow is another big day for him,” “Just proud of him. Just showing up every day, it means a lot to us and it means a lot to his teammates. It means a lot to the city of Boston. He’s a humble kid from the islands. He just wants to play baseball. But I think with time, he’s going to realize how important he is for us, for the Red Sox, and actually for baseball. This kid is so consistent in everything he does. I’m glad he had a great night” External link

masslive Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s one of those guys that you start talking about his numbers and what he means to the organization and what he brings on a daily basis and they become very important,” External link

masslive Saturday, June 4, 2022 4:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So without traffic, he should be here (by game time),” External link

masslive Saturday, June 4, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “A lot of video and making phone calls,” External link

masslive Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think from the get-go fastball command wasn’t there and the breaking ball didn’t play today,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think from the get-go fastball command wasn’t there and the breaking ball didn’t play today,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “What they did was amazing, so far. The job is not done and they know it,” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “To go down there and do it, it’s pretty good,” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Line drives up the middle, no empty fly balls to right field,” “One thing about him, he doesn’t swing and miss. Sometimes he gets big in certain counts, 2-0, 3-1. But it seems like he’s made a conscious effort of working the count and staying short to the baseball. He’s hitting a lot of low line drives over the shortstop, over the second baseman. Yesterday, he was rewarded. He crushed that one to center field. He’s catching up with the fastball up in the zone, too. And I think that’s an adjustment he’s made” External link

masslive Sunday, May 29, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “He’s always calling me about Christian and how things are going,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 29, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “I met with him in Atlanta, with Melvin. The dinner wasn’t about me. It was just about Christian. And it was a good one. Kind of like, ‘What do you see? Where are we at? What do you need me to do?’” External link

masslive Sunday, May 29, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He can hit .280 and hit eight or 10 (homers),” “He can run into 10. But the average, the on-base skill is there. We know it. He’s done it before. And I know he can do it. And he’s been really good for us” External link

masslive Sunday, May 29, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s seeing the ball better,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I do believe that at his best he is driving fastballs to left center and then he hits the off-speed for power,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m not 100 percent sure, but probably,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 28, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been talking about him,” “We thought about it in the Texas series but we felt we were going to be OK the way we did it and I think we did … I think, forget the baseball part of it, for him, to map it out and have his family here and everybody here, it’s a lot easier than just, fly to Texas and pitch and then everybody misses the whole thing” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 28, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been really good for us,” “He’s a guy that we really like. He competes with himself, with everybody. He wants to be great. It should be fun” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 28, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think yesterday he got frustrated with himself,” “I talked to him a little bit today and his mechanics were way off. There was a lot of effort yesterday and he became a thrower, not a pitcher. You could see it, he was trying to snap his breaking ball and spin it as hard as possible and he tried to throw his fastball as hard as possible and he was all over the place. It was a ball from the get-go” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 28, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s been a struggle and he’ll admit it,” “We’ve got a lot of people working with him and we’re not going to stop. I’ve been saying all along, he’s very important for us” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 28, 2022 4:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He wants to be great. And it should be fun,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been really good for us,” “He’s a guy we really like. He competes” External link

masslive Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Good fastball, good slider, good changeup,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We don’t know how — if it’s a bullpen or live BP, whatever,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I haven’t talked to him today. Just got the reports and everybody feels like it went well,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is the best I’ve seen him in four years,” External link

wcvb Friday, May 27, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With J.D. on the plane, there’s no cards, no Netflix,” External link

wcvb Friday, May 27, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is the best I’ve seen him in four years,” External link

wcvb Friday, May 27, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With J.D. on the plane, there’s no cards, no Netflix,” “It’s just who do we play next and what I’m going to do to try and beat them” External link

wcvb Friday, May 27, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is the best I’ve seen him in four years,” External link

eagletribune Friday, May 27, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With J.D. on the plane, there’s no cards, no Netflix,” “It’s just who do we play next and what I’m going to do to try and beat them” External link

eagletribune Friday, May 27, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : “A few weeks ago, everybody was getting on him because of the way he was struggling,” External link

eagletribune Friday, May 27, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been swinging the bat well,” “I know the results aren’t there, but if you look under the hood, you see everything that he’s doing, hitting the ball hard. His expected batting average or OPS or whatever, all the cool stuff is out there. So it’s just a matter of keeping him under control. Don’t look at the results, stay with the process and that was a great night for him” External link

eagletribune Friday, May 27, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think we’re deeper in that aspect. If you look around, that’s something I noticed last year in spring training,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been working so hard at it since Day One, and he’s getting a lot of opportunities and doing damage in the zone,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now, the plan is not to play him for now, but probably at one point he’s going to have to play,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was relentless, from top to bottom,” “Usually in those games, kind of like somebody doesn’t get a hit or had a bad night, and tonight everybody had a great night” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Lucas Giolito ) : “Obviously going into the season, we knew we were going to hit,” “If you look at the numbers today, probably we’re like top three offense in the league, and we were horrible for three weeks. It evens out. It’s one night. We have to come tomorrow and face (Lucas) Giolito who’s a great pitcher, but I think we’re controlling the zone. Now we’re doing damage in the zone, which is the fun part” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You look up now and he’s back to being a good offensive catcher,” “We feel very comfortable with him. He’s not chasing too many pitches, he’s making a lot of contact as always and using the whole field. That’s his best version” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora replied : “I think we’re a different team than we were three weeks ago,” “Offensively, we’re a lot better than what we showed there” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If everything goes well, probably one more bullpen, then after that, live (batting practice) or (simulated) game,” “Hopefully, we can get going. I talked to him today. He’s in good spirits. He liked what he saw” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think we’ve got some interesting guys between these two who can impact this club later on in the season,” “We feel comfortable with our pitching depth” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Adam Ottavino ) : “We traded for Adam but we got him, too,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Overall, a great homestand and a great game,” “Swinging the bats, we’re really close to who we are” External link

masslive Monday, May 23, 2022 2:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of guys in that clubhouse who are very happy,” “Very quietly, he brings a lot of joy to the team and the energy” External link

masslive Monday, May 23, 2022 2:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Most likely, it’s going to somebody from the minor leagues,” “Stay tuned for whoever pitches whenever” External link

masslive Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s done an amazing job for this organization. He cares about this organization. He made a commitment with us last year, just to stay with us. I know probably people in the industry were like you should play it out and see what happens, but he likes it here,” “He grew up here and that’s why we’re working so hard with him. We have to get him right” External link

eagletribune Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You’ve got to trust him,” “At one point, he has to get people out at this level and help us win games” External link

masslive Sunday, May 22, 2022 5:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They attacked some pitches in certain areas,” “It’s gameplanning. It seemed that way. Obviously, we pitched them pretty well the last two nights. I think he went there and they were ready for it. They put the ball in play. They did an amazing job. Stuff was OK. I think the secondary pitches, the slider wasn’t good. But we’ll keep it working. It’s a good learning experience for him. It’s not going to be as easy as it started. You’ve got to grind sometimes and he will” External link

masslive Sunday, May 22, 2022 5:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Most likely, it’s going to somebody from the minor leagues,” “Stay tuned for whoever pitches whenever” External link

masslive Sunday, May 22, 2022 2:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s part of the equation. We’ve faced a lot of righties so far,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “There were no promises that he was going to be the starting second baseman either, but this is a guy we count on,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Mix up his pitches, get the fastball up in the zone, keep working on his slider,” “It’s one of those, it’s not an easy decision with what he means to us. But in the end, he knows he has to get better and he will” External link

masslive Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not an easy decision with what he means to us,” “But in the end, he knows he has to get better and he will” External link

seattlepi Saturday, May 21, 2022 7:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re looking. We always look,” “It doesn’t mean that if you get hit, you’re tipping. But there’s a few things we saw that we have to correct. Probably, he was doing it before when he was being successful. Just a few things that we noticed and we just have got to make adjustments” External link

masslive Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Mix up his pitches, get the fastball up in the zone, keep working on his slider,” “It’s one of those, it’s not an easy decision with what he means to us. But in the end, he knows he has to get better and he will” External link

masslive Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously he hasn’t pitched in a while but we feel comfortable with him and where we are at bullpen-wise, we should be OK,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Because of his history with the oblique and all that, we just make sure we have the MRI and all that stuff and everything's good," External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 20, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "did a lot of good things," External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 20, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Like you go 0-for-4 and you go to the cage and you stay there for an hour, an hour and a half,” “He’s done it a few times. And other guys have done it following his lead” External link

masslive Friday, May 20, 2022 8:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him to do that, I’m kind of at a loss for words,” External link

masslive Friday, May 20, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a step that is needed,” “Hopefully, he can play here the rest of his career and he’s going to be very important in our community. Not only the Latino community but for everybody here. And for him to do that, I’m glad” External link

masslive Friday, May 20, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “And when he goes out, the other guys follow,” “So as far as work ethic, they understand who he is now and what he means to the group. At the same time, he’s been a little bit more vocal in the dugout, in the clubhouse” External link

masslive Friday, May 20, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to be smart about it. I don’t know if he’s going 9 (innings),” “But he’s so efficient. He’s very aggressive in the zone and he induces weak contact. We’ve just got to make sure we don’t overdo it. It’s going to be 15 days or more. And we’ve just got to be smart about it” External link

masslive Friday, May 20, 2022 1:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The way he was looking at me, I was like, ‘I’m going to stay away. He might kill me,’” “He had that look. From the bullpen, as soon as he gets in, he goes somewhere else mentally” External link

masslive Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Bobby has put good at-bats the last week. Franchy has put good at-bats,” “Just giving Bobby a day to go out there against a righty” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 18, 2022 11:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s a striker thrower. He’s very aggressive in the zone,” “And they have the game-plan and they got good pitches to hit. I think that’s the bottom line. ... They were very aggressive. Like I said last year, when they get going it’s that fast-break offense. They attack early and they hit the ball in the air” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 18, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everyone’s pulling for each other,” “They had that celebration in Atlanta. Today, they had another one. We know who he is, we know what we can do. We talk every day. Here, everybody’s grinding. Coaches, players and staff members, with everybody. It’s not that if you’re doing well, you’re not suffering the other guy” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s not the first guy in this situation,” “From my end, he is the shortstop, he plays everyday, he posts and he’s a good player” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know with a long rain delay, there were probably a lot of people buying adult beverages,” “This happened last year in a game against Atlanta, if I’m not mistaken. They were loud and they were into it every pitch. It was kind of fun to have that vibe out there. The guys did an amazing job” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Let’s see how he feels after that and how he reacts tomorrow,” “Then we’ll make a decision” External link

masslive Tuesday, May 17, 2022 5:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fastball is down in the zone,” External link

masslive Monday, May 16, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Recognize the situation. Maybe on me not going to the mound or something because we had the lefty ready for Calhoun (a left-handed hitter),” “So in that situation, it’s swing-and-mss or walk with two outs. And we take the next matchup and see what happens” External link

masslive Monday, May 16, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He will pitch to the edges until he can’t,” “I think 2-0 counts, first pitch, 3-1s, we tried to do too much in certain points. And then he got on a roll and the changeup started playing. He had that backdoor cutter. It’s actually a better pitch than last year. That’s big. Last year it kind of played like a slider. Now it’s a true cutter. Short. And he was able to dot it on the outside part of the plate” External link

masslive Monday, May 16, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Now that he’s taking his walks, he’s becoming more dangerous,” “He’s a guy that since day one when we got him, it just changed the whole complexion of the lineup” External link

masslive Monday, May 16, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “So everything looks like he’ll be OK,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 15, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With Sale and Paxton, no (new updates),” External link

masslive Sunday, May 15, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He wasn’t feeling well the last two days but today he’s a go,” “So he’ll be OK. Throw up a few times in right field and go from there” External link

masslive Sunday, May 15, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We kept the line moving and it was another good one for the offense,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 15, 2022 9:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I get it. I understand. We got off to a bad start,” “But it seems like we’re putting better swings. J.D. right away with the breaking ball in the zone. Crushed it. Raffy, that’s amazing, too. Changeup. To keep it fair, it takes a special hitter to do that. And we ran the bases well. We did a lot of good things today. And they’re feeling good about themselves” External link

masslive Sunday, May 15, 2022 9:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Martín’s throwing the ball well. Just grind at-bats with him,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 15, 2022 9:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He can give us multiple innings,” “He’s done it before. So it’s one of those where we’ll see how their lineup is and we’ll mix and match for 27 (outs)” External link

masslive Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is a kid we really like and he needs to pitch,” “Obviously where we’re at right now roster-wise, we are where we’re at. I’m not sure if he’s going to start this week but we’ll make sure he goes multiple innings. At one point he’s going to start and we’re going to let him start and keep developing him” External link

masslive Sunday, May 15, 2022 1:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is a kid we really like and he needs to pitch,” “Obviously where we’re at right now roster-wise, we are where we’re at. I’m not sure if he’s going to start this week but we’ll make sure he goes multiple innings. At one point he’s going to start and we’re going to let him start and keep developing him” External link

masslive Sunday, May 15, 2022 12:51:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We score all those runs but it started with a hustle play,” “That kid at shortstop, for everything we’ve been going through, he shows up every day and he plays hard. Broken bat. Ground ball to short. He hustled to first and he changed the game with that play” External link

masslive Saturday, May 14, 2022 7:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Overall, it was a good offensive night,” “Kiké (Hernández) getting on base four times was huge for us. Franchy with a big hit. Christian going the other way. So it was actually fun to be able to let Nick go seven and bring Kutter (Crawford in for two inning) and get the W” External link

masslive Saturday, May 14, 2022 7:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It depends on what happens in the first two days,” “We haven’t decided what we’re going to do. Most likely it’s a bullpen day. But obviously take care of today and tomorrow and then we’ll go from there” External link

masslive Saturday, May 14, 2022 2:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a chance but obviously there’s a lot of moving parts for that to happen,” “At the same time, like I said, the first two days will dictate what we do on Sunday” External link

masslive Saturday, May 14, 2022 2:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a few things that are going on right now,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 14, 2022 12:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “A lot different than last year,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Bobby Dalbec ) : “I know it hasn’t been perfect (defensively) but we’re looking for offense in that position,” “It’s either him or Bobby (Dalbec). Yesterday was a great day. We love the 3-for-5 with two homers and a lot of RBIs. But when you control the zone for three straight at-bats, that’s a good sign” External link

masslive Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At the end of the day, you know what’s going to happen, right?” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Good at-bats, good swing, good path. It’s just one of those, he had the bases loaded at the end,” “Like I said before, that’s the nature of the game. But I think overall, a lot of good at-bats” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “The quality of the at-bats were better today,” “Franchy (Cordero) with the three walks. Christian (Vázquez) staying on a breaking ball up the middle (for an RBI single). And obviously the big swing” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We didn’t add on until the end but I think overall, it’s probably one of the best games we had offensively as far as controlling the zone,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously the third baseman, he’s locked in right now,” “His swings and the quality of the at-bats are phenomenal” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s doing OK. He feels good,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If everything goes well and he can pitch in Texas, we’ll start him in Texas,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him to be there, it’s going to be awesome,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we win 10 in a row, it’s on me because I should have recognized that before,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If we win 10 in a row, it's on me because I should have recognized that before,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Flip-flopping the big boys, see what happens,” “We've got some capable guys and they're not swinging the bat well. Hopefully, moving some people around helps” External link

click2houston Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see where we’re at Tuesday,” External link

masslive Sunday, May 8, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If you start talking about certain guys, I don’t know. As an offense, we’re not doing too much,” “When he was hitting sixth or he’s leading off, we haven’t done much. We cannot look at one guy to get the offense going. And he knows he’s working. We know he’s going to be better. Right now it doesn’t look great but we trust the player” External link

masslive Sunday, May 8, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s not on time with the fastball,” “And we can talk about velo, guys throwing 99, guys throwing 87-88. It doesn’t matter. He’s not on time for the fastball. And he’s a guy that that’s what he needs to get to. Right now he’s off. Swings and misses” External link

masslive Sunday, May 8, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Because of his history with the oblique and all that, we just make sure we have the MRI and all that stuff and everything’s good,” “Everything is clean. So we’ll go from there” External link

masslive Sunday, May 8, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had a chance to finish the game in the ninth,” External link

wcvb Sunday, May 8, 2022 5:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had a chance to finish the game in the ninth,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, May 8, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We've got to slow down the game," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of people frustrated,” “It’s normal, right? This is a group that’s used to (hitting). So far, we haven’t done it. It’s not lack of work. Maybe it’s the other way around. We have to be able to slow it down. We’ve got to slow down the game in certain situations” External link

masslive Saturday, May 7, 2022 7:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We know we’re a better team,” “We’re better than this. But right now we’re not putting games together. It’s not that we play bad. ... It’s not a full game” External link

masslive Saturday, May 7, 2022 7:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We got ahead in the count at certain times and we were too aggressive,” “We’ve got to slow down the game regardless of how we’re doing ... There were certain pitches, certain situations that we got out of the plan. And we were too aggressive and we chased pitches. Just another night, right? Right now we’re grinding. We’re struggling. Just being honest. We’ve got to keep trying to get better” External link

masslive Saturday, May 7, 2022 7:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We don’t get mulligans but let’s give the guys a mulligan yesterday,” “I watched the game and, unreal what that guy did. Stuff-wise, it’s probably the best I’ve seen against us since 2018. Let’s wash that one, if you guys let me” External link

masslive Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was throwing 100 (mph) with a sweeping slider, with a curveball, with conviction,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When he is making his swing or making his decision, the ball is already beating him because there are two moving objects,” “We’re trying for him to stay behind the ball. He’s still making hard contact. Whenever you see him hitting a lot of ground balls to the pull side, you can see [the issue with the hips]” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 7, 2022 2:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I watched again and it was unreal what that guy did,” “Stuff-wise it was probably the best I’ve seen against us since 2018” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 7, 2022 2:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a different world compared to last year, different world compared to three years ago,” “I think the most important thing that we have going, if you feel sick, talk to the training staff. That’s something that the message is loud and clear” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, May 7, 2022 2:35:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re doing what we’re supposed to do,” “It’s a different world compared to last year. It’s a different world compared to three years ago. I think the most important thing that we have going is that if you feel sick, talk to the training staff. That’s something that the message is loud and clear (on)” External link

masslive Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They’re into mechanics but at the same time, the mental aspect of it,” “I think it’s a great combination. We have to create balance. For everything we talk about mechanics and swing path and all that stuff, there’s a mental side of the game that comes into play” External link

masslive Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s something we talk about in spring training and he didn’t hit too many fly balls,” External link

masslive Friday, May 6, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “A lot of line drives; he’s tried to bunt a few times,” External link

masslive Friday, May 6, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We have to keep swinging at strikes and do damage in the zone. We've got to get better," External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 6, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He's feeling better, but nothing (is known yet) as far as testing," External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 6, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Since day one, the work ethic, the way he goes about it, it hasn’t changed,” External link

masslive Friday, May 6, 2022 2:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "I haven't seen somebody look at me that way in a while," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When you start walking and see the ball better, good things are going to happen,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s slowing things down and he’s getting better swings,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jake Diekman ) : “It’s Walsh against Diekman. That’s a matchup that we’ll take any time,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We would love somebody to step up and be consistent, and throw strikes and go through three batters,” “That would be great so we can actually set up the sixth, the seventh, the eighth” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:05:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fastball is not there. It’s not lack of work,” “He’s doing everything possible to get his mechanics where they’re supposed to be and (pitching coaches Dave Bush and Kevin Walker) are locked in with him. There’s some good days and there’s some days where the fastball is not there. We’ve got to keep working on it” External link

masslive Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think he’s done an amazing job [defensively]. He’s been really good,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 5, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Throwing, it’s the best since the surgery. He’s in a good spot,” “We’re very pleased with the way he’s playing defense … you can see the difference” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, May 5, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “As of now, we should be on time until they say the opposite,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We hit the ball hard again. We were hunting pitches in the zone,” “We got pitches. We put good swings on them. It was a good beginning. We played good defense and it’s good to win the first one of the series” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "We hit the ball hard again and we were hunting pitches in the zone," "We got pitches; we put good swings on them. It was a good beginning. We played good defense, and it's good to win the first one of the series" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s about getting 27 outs and winning the game,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re going through testing and all that stuff,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re going through testing and all that stuff,” “We’ll know more later in the week” External link

wcvb Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With all respect to all the athletes we have in baseball, he is by far the best athlete we have,” “I’ve been seeing his progression. And the way he’s been able to adjust and be successful on both sides of the ball is impressive. I don’t even know what his preparation is. But what he has to do to be an elite hitter, an elite pitcher, the mental side of it, scouting reports, how long it takes for him to be ready for us on the mound and be ready for us at the plate, it has to be impressive” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “His swing is short, and he’s shorter to the ball,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:37:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With all due respect to all the athletes in baseball, he’s by far the best athlete we have,” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He had a setback a few days ago,” “Feels better today, but of course, we had to take him off his rehab assignment. We’re going through testing and all that stuff. We’ll know more during the week” External link

masslive Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Hansel Robles ) : “Hansel has been great for us, just happened today he had to grind,” “There’s not a closer. We’re trying to get 27 outs as fast as possible without giving up the lead” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s what aces do and he’s been our ace for the last few years,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 2, 2022 11:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s a tough road trip,” “You have to be genuine and transparent with them. They know it. There’s no rah-rah speeches here. Everybody knows our record. Everybody knows what we went through” External link

masslive Monday, May 2, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora acknowledged : “We’ve got a lot of guys scuffling right now,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, May 2, 2022 4:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Mentally, it’s a grind. For how bad he looks, you have to keep everything in perspective. It’s X amount of games. We want him to get going and I know he wants to get going, but it’s a process. We need him to breathe a little bit, relax” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, May 2, 2022 4:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “He knows he missed it. He knows he made a mistake,” “Vázquez’s, obviously. He’ll be the one to accept it. Even when you’re playing well, that can’t happen. When you’re not playing well, that cannot happen. He knows it. There’s no need to address it” External link

masslive Monday, May 2, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “As a staff, we’ve got to keep pushing them to be better,” “Us, as a staff, we’ve got to be better. Hopefully it starts on Tuesday” External link

masslive Monday, May 2, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "Mentally, it’s a grind. For how bad he looks, you have to keep everything in perspective. It’s X amount of games. We want him to get going and I know he wants to get going, but it’s a process. We need him to breathe a little bit, relax.”The same can be said for just about the entire team. Boston batted .225 in April and went 9-13." External link

wcvb Monday, May 2, 2022 3:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Manny Ramirez ) : “One of the best moments I ever had here was Manny [Ramirez] making that catch [in 2008], high-fiving that fan, and then throwing to first base to get the double play,” “Now you can’t do it. One of the beauties of this stadium was always the chance for the outfielders to rob homers because it’s a small wall. Now it’s going to be kind of hard. It’s different” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 2, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We always thought he’d be a good defender. Just a matter of time,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 2, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Carlos Delgado ) : “I like talking to him cause he has a different perspective,” “This guy hit 475 home runs, but the mental side of it made him great. Carlos said it perfectly: Don’t be in a rush to make an out. What’s the point? If you get your pitch, great. But if you don’t, just take it. Keep the at-bat going and see what happens 3-1, 3-2, 2-0. We haven’t been able to do that” External link

bostonglobe Monday, May 2, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At the end of the day, it’s not one guy... Our pitching staff is doing a great job,” “An outstanding job. We don’t depend on one guy. Everybody has to do their job and they’re throwing the ball well” External link

masslive Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I just put him in the lineup until he tells me not to,” “He went out there, he’s still feeling it, so we went with Plan B” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He (said) last year that he plays baseball, he makes a lot of money and he hits homers. We love him. We don’t take him for granted, either. We know that he’s 25 and still learning, but so far you see the product. We’re very proud of him” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s fun to be him,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s what aces do and he’s been our ace for the last few years,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, May 1, 2022 3:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s one of these guys I do believe the second part of his career is going to be great,” “He’s great in the training room, great in the weight room, nutrition wise, and he’s trying to evolve, trying to get his slider now and the breaking ball and all this stuff. I think he’s learning who he is. While he’s doing it he’s one of the best pitchers in the big leagues. Stuff wise last year, numbers wise, he was part of the conversation as one of the best righties in the league” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, May 1, 2022 3:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Let’s see how it goes,” “We’ve got the off day on Monday. Obviously, we’ve got another off day a week from Monday. He’ll start on Wednesday and then we’ll keep making decisions” External link

masslive Sunday, May 1, 2022 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, the preparation is different, of course, because you’re trying to go five, six innings,” “Big league hitters, big league lineup, you have to see tendencies and all that. It’s not that you didn’t do that out of the bullpen, but it’s different” External link

masslive Sunday, May 1, 2022 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s something that is a non-topic in the clubhouse… Nothing is going to change. Obviously, the topic will come up again whenever we go to up there to Canada,” External link

masslive Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It wasn’t just about (Houck and Crawford),” “There was more stuff that came in the last few days and we had to make adjustments. To put it on somebody that we didn’t win because of this or that, no. We didn’t make plays, we didn’t make pitches and we got beat” External link

masslive Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He did a good job. He threw the ball well,” “Good stuff, good fastball, good slider. With him, these guys, it doesn’t matter if they start, relieve or whatever. They try to pound the strike zone with great stuff and get outs” External link

masslive Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re going to be creative because we’ve got some guys like Garrett, Tanner and Rich who are going to do a lot of things for a pitching staff,” “They’re willing to do it” External link

masslive Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had Tanner. We were ready for that,” “We need to get 27 outs. This is not about individual wins and all that stuff. It’s about team wins, and pitching-wise today, was a good example of that” External link

masslive Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is more about Franchy than it is about Travis,” “Hopefully he can get some good at-bats and help us win games” External link

wcvb Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is more about Franchy than it is about Travis,” “Hopefully he can get some good at-bats and help us win games” External link

wcvb Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Xander Bogaerts ) : “I was joking with Xander [Bogaerts] the other day, ‘If they keep shifting you, you’ll just win a batting title, right?’ And he was like, ‘No, I’ll win the batting title and I’ll hit homers too,’ ” “The weather is going to get better. I think guys are falling into place as far as timing, and I think overall in the league, the ball is going to start flying again and the whole topic is going to be in the past” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:17:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is more about Franchy than it is about Travis,” “Hopefully he can get some good at-bats and help us win games” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He is swinging the bat well. Obviously, the decision with Travis is a tough one,” “This is how it works right? We thought it was going to work out with Travis. It didn’t happen. Actually in his role, he didn’t have too many pinch-hitting appearances. I think this is more about Franchy than Travis. Hopefully he can continue putting good at-bats and help us win games” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, April 30, 2022 3:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Bobby Dalbec ) : “It’s a right-handed bat that we really are intrigued with,” “He’s a good athlete. Just gives us another guy we can mix and match with... With the whole lineup and Bobby (Dalbec) not playing, then you can mix and match with the lefties and righties. They’ve got a few lefties in the bullpen and we can maximize our bench” External link

masslive Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He's just such a good player, such an offensive threat," "He can pull it for power, he can go the other way for singles. I'm glad that he's playing for us" External link

longbeachstar Friday, April 29, 2022 1:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “As far as the analytics and the characteristics of his pitches, we had an idea,” “Good stuff, of course, but I didn’t see too much from him. He has been hurt the last few years. We know about the multiple innings and they tried to start him (in San Diego in 2019). The breaking ball used to play a little bit more when he did that. He threw that bullpen in Arizona, I think it was, and everybody was excited. We talked to him right after that and since Day 1, it has been all out. He’s very intense. He trusts his stuff” External link

masslive Friday, April 29, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m glad that he’s here,” “I think he fits right in with everything that goes here with the way the fans go about it. We got him at the end, kind of, and it has been great so far” External link

masslive Friday, April 29, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s like that around the league,” “The homers will come. We’re starting to hit the ball hard” External link

eagletribune Friday, April 29, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We will hit homers. I think that’s going to be part of it,” “I think we’re doing a better job of swinging at pitches in the zone and not chasing at much. With that, I think the home runs will come” External link

bostonglobe Friday, April 29, 2022 3:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s like that around the league,” External link

wcvb Friday, April 29, 2022 2:56:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : “I think tomorrow is about maximizing the roster,” External link

masslive Friday, April 29, 2022 1:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s the beginning of the progression now,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We know how good of a hitter he is,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 28, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “This is a guy we think very highly of,” “I think, offensively, he understands the strike zone. He hits the ball all over the place. I’m not saying he’s two days away from here, but he’s doing an outstanding job and he’s a guy we obviously count on. So far, he is doing an amazing job down there, just like other guys” External link

masslive Thursday, April 28, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora told : “We know the track record. We know the player,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 28, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “He’s just such a good player, such an offensive threat,” “He can pull it for power, he can go the other way for singles. I’m glad that he’s playing for us” External link

masslive Thursday, April 28, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The first few games, he didn’t look right,” “Somebody asked a question about contracts and all that stuff. Man, these guys are pros. They know what it’s all about. He’s a guy that, his track record speaks for itself” External link

masslive Thursday, April 28, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “His track record speaks for itself,” External link

wcvb Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I didn’t want to be the guy that hopped on a plane feeling bad and putting the whole team in a bad spot,” “You have to be smart about it, you have to be responsible” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re not winning games but I don’t think we’re that far off,” “I do believe, offensively, we’re closer than people think. We’ve been hitting the ball hard lately” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They looked, and double checked, and they go, ‘Hey, skipper, are you OK?,'” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 1:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “From my personal perspective, you’ve got to respect their decisions and we have to adjust,” External link

masslive Sunday, April 24, 2022 11:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s very athletic, he brings the base running part to the equation,” “One thing we haven’t done is put pressure on the opposition. I think we have one steal attempt and it was on a 3-2 count. That wasn’t actually about stealing the base. It was trying to stay away from a double play. Just to be a little bit more dynamic, we’ll think about it. If we have to re-adjust, we’ll do it” External link

masslive Saturday, April 23, 2022 3:36:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Honestly, I believe the last two innings were his best innings so far out of the three outings (this season),” “Velocity went up. There was some 95, 96 (mph). It seems like he was more aggressive with the fastball. He was able to get it to the outside part of the plate. If we’re going to take something positive out of this, it was the way he finished” External link

masslive Thursday, April 21, 2022 9:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I do believe his fastball plays,” “And when that plays everything else falls into place” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Seems like he was more aggressive with the fastball and was able to get it to the outside part of the plate,” “If we’re going to take anything positive out of this, it’s the way he finished” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s a little bit sore,” External link

masslive Thursday, April 21, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He mentioned it the other day that he was a little bit tight but nothing to be concerned about,” “He does such a good job taking care of his body that when he’s a go, he’s a go. It just felt like as soon as he hit that ball, he felt it running. I think it was more about being smart about it. Just come out of the game, take care of it and hopefully it’s something that’s just a couple of days” External link

masslive Thursday, April 21, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “But I would love with time somebody step up or we feel comfortable with certain guys that ‘Here we go. Let’s do it,’” “I’ve been saying all along, for me, if Matty (Barnes) gets to where we want to and we do believe he’s very close, it will be great for him to get that ninth inning because he can get lefties and righties out. And then we have the luxury to mix and match from the fifth inning on” External link

masslive Thursday, April 21, 2022 3:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He actually reminds me of (Ángel) Pagán physically,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It seemed like a playoff game, right, and I managed it like a playoff game,” “It was a very heavy day for everybody. A lot of stuff going on and you know what? I went for the win” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I took a chance with Whit,” “That’s not the perfect situation to use him. We’d like to stretch him out. But where we were in the game, and the game that it was, I felt going to him (was best)” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Bobby Dalbec ) : “That was a good play by Bobby,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He pitches inside, he’s very aggressive,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I was like ‘well if this takes longer then we have to see where he’s at because he was going to be all the way up here and then you have to go back and get him back to where he should be,’ and that’s not easy,” “But luckily everything worked out and he’s one of the few that are actually closer to 100%” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He competed the way he has done his whole career,” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “He showed this team a lot, too,” “This is a guy we (respected) playing against him. Some of these guys played with him. But having him in the clubhouse with us is a different story” External link

masslive Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We knew it beforehand, so we’ll plan accordingly” External link

bangordailynews Monday, April 18, 2022 11:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Unreal. I don’t know how he was safe, to be honest with you,” “You saw the first play he made today and the way he’s moving, he’s just a great athlete. I don’t know how Gio (Urshela) missed the tag” External link

masslive Monday, April 18, 2022 11:06:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I mean we’ve been through this, I’m not going to get concerned with stuff I can’t control,” “We went through the whole protocol. There were a few close contacts. They got tested. They’re good. We live today. We’ll see what happens tomorrow” External link

bangordailynews Monday, April 18, 2022 8:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora comentó : “Tenemos al abridor. Tenemos el cierre y a los preparadores” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora dijo : “Chicos, les informaré cuando lo decida” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, April 30, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT



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Alex Cora said : “You look up and you see his numbers, he was really good for us early on,” “He was one of the reasons we were playing good baseball. To have him back means a lot” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The big boy was out there early working on being on time and getting on the fastball. After he got his first hit, I was like, ‘It’s one of those where he’s going to cover that pitch tonight,’” “He did in the second at-bat, then he didn’t miss that 3-2 pitch. It was a great swing” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s crazy but the way he has been swinging the bat and the way they’ve been attacking, they were going up there. It was, ‘How do we get there?’ And he has been saying all along that he’s not down on his swing, he’s just missing his pitch,” “That’s what bothers him. It’s just a tick” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been missing pitches in the zone, popping them up,” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “It seems like he was on time. That’s the most important thing,” “He can get hot like that. He can carry the offense for a few days or sometimes weeks. That was a good start” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That Wednesday game, we’re going to, I don’t want to say piggyback, but we’ve got to find a way we can use the bullpen aggressively today and Tuesday, then kind of reset,” “We’re going that route on Wednesday with Rich starting that game and bringing Josh out of the bullpen” External link

masslive Monday, August 15, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a good chance he’ll be good to go” External link

wcvb Sunday, August 14, 2022 6:46:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We cannot get picked off there,” “They got their matchup with Dugie. They hit him. We got a matchup with J.D. In that spot, it’s Chapman against J.D. Obviously, Chapman is slow to the plate and all that but we’ve just got to let the game settle there and let J.D. take his chances there. Obviously, he (Bogaerts) is not perfect, right? He’s done it before. But in that situation, it’s early. I thought we had a pretty good chance to get to their bullpen from there on. But they were prepared for that (steal attempt). He’s been stealing third a lot with two outs. So they were ready for it and they got it” External link

masslive Sunday, August 14, 2022 7:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s really good. He cares,” “He told me a few days ago that he didn’t want to step on nobody’s toes in the clubhouse. I said, ‘Bro, there’s no toes here.’ It’s part of it. This is who we are. You come in, you’re part of the family and you have a voice. He has had a long career, won a World Series and been very successful, so people respect him in that clubhouse” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Xander Bogaerts ) : “Nothing against their guy but we know what’s going on the last month,” “So keep it in check, too. We had the two lefties coming up with Raffy and Verdugo hitting behind Xander. So we rolled the dice there. It was out of necessity, but at the same time, tried to maximize our lineup, understanding that he was coming in and he has struggled since the last time he was here” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 9:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know we haven’t played well. Throughout the season, we haven’t been good at Fenway,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 7:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a winning streak somewhere,” “This is a good baseball team that’s going to get healthy. That’s what people haven’t seen. It’s not their job. It’s my job to keep them positive and keep going” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 7:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He feels good. He’s going to do everything with them today,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He should be available at one point next week,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Tomorrow I think is Tee and soft toss, 30 and 30 (pitches) with the regular bat, not with the fungo,” “So he’s feeling better swinging it. So that’s good” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He FaceTimed me and he was chugging beer... I mean, water,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 13, 2022 2:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With Wink it’s understanding that his stuff is really good and he can pound the strike zone early and get quick outs, that way he can get deep into games,” “It’s something he’s been learning that he’s been better” External link

eagletribune Friday, August 12, 2022 9:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It keeps adding up, his numbers and everything that he’s doing,” “The 150 home runs and everything. He’s been solid since day one here. He played good defense today. You saw it, ranging to the left at the end” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know the math doesn’t help us but when teams (in the Wild Card race) are playing against each other, we have to win,” “We have to win and we haven’t done that for a month. And we’re still there. The guys know it. Obviously a big weekend against New York. The last time they were here we played well against them” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He feels good. He’s going to do everything with them today,” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He should be available at one point next week,” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Tomorrow I think is Tee and soft toss, 30 and 30 (pitches) with the regular bat, not with the fungo,” “So he’s feeling better swinging it. So that’s good” External link

masslive Friday, August 12, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got to pitch better. We’ve got to play better. That’s the bottom line,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve been talking about two-out walks, two-out runs. But the shutdown innings, too,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We can talk about mechanics and all that but we need to swing at strikes,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “When you don’t swing (at pitches) in the zone, that’s going to happen,” “He expanded with the sinker in a few times. Struck out with a breaking ball down and then expanded with the double play. We can talk all about mechanics and work as hard as he does but the swing decisions have to be better” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s actually working out and there’s a good chance he’ll join us this weekend,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s been going on for a while,” “He tried to grind through it” External link

masslive Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Sore. Very sore. It was on the back knee,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s more about repetitions than anything else,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 10, 2022 5:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Where we’re at roster-wise, we had to go in a different direction,” External link

masslive Friday, August 5, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s moving along. He’s feeling better. The hope is for him to be part of this in August,” “When? I don’t know. But he’s feeling better each day” External link

masslive Friday, August 5, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There was a catcher on the other side paying a lot of attention too, pointing it out. I’m like ‘I got it,’” “Hopefully it’s nothing serious and in X amount of days he can be O.K” External link

masslive Thursday, August 4, 2022 1:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously he’s very important. He felt like ‘Give me one more pitch to get this thing over with.’ But if I let you throw and you get really hurt, I’ll be going to Caguas,” External link

masslive Thursday, August 4, 2022 1:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “First of all, he was amazing. Just the way he did it by himself. The voice, the presence, the way he dressed,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:32:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We need to reset the bullpen today,” “Hopefully, (Hill) can go five and then the kid (Bello) comes back and gives us four, gives us 27 outs and we have the lead. Where we’re at bullpen-wise, we needed length and it felt right going with Rich today” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was just one phone call after the game,” “I was like, ‘Hey man, be honest with me. Are you OK to start tomorrow?’ ‘Oh yeah, I’m good.’ That was easy” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll be OK regardless of where he pitches,” “This is not about opening or whatever. It’s actually about where we’re at pitching-wise late in the game. We don’t have much. We’ve been pushing these guys to the limit and they have been doing an amazing job. This is the way we have to attack the day. It’s a good combo. It’s a really good one. Hopefully, it’s like 27 outs, but we’ll take seven innings out of the two and see what happens at the end” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The captain is in there since yesterday just relentless,” “You guys saw him in the clubhouse talking to him, walking him through the whole thing. He’s a veteran, too, and he worked with some people that used to work here, so we know a lot about Reese. He’ll be fine. He has been in this division, too, so he understands how it works. We actually feel like we’re going to be OK with these two guys behind the plate” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I remember when I got the job in 2017, the talk in the town was Hosmer or J.D. Now, we’ve got both of them together,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s like New Year’s Eve, right? 3, 2, 1, fireworks. You get a phone call and here we go,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For how down we were yesterday, there’s a lot of people excited in the clubhouse,” “Keeping some of these guys to make a push. We know where we’re at. We know how we played in July. To turn the page to get this over with and go out there and perform, I think we’re going to be OK” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everybody is, first of all, relieved. It’s over and now we can move on,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “People have different impressions of what we did or what we didn’t do, but you see the pieces that we added and we’re in a good spot,” “We’ve got some baseball players who have been there and done that. We’re going to try to put them into some situations to be successful” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s like New Year’s Eve: 3-2-1 fireworks,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have a good baseball team. Obviously we have work to do,” “We are three games behind in the wild-card race, and we’ve got a shot” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about White Sox ) : “Regardless of what happens the next 24 hours, it’s still the Red Sox and we’re still three games back. We have a lot of talent in this clubhouse,” “We have to play better… We have the talent here to go on a run, play good baseball and our goal is 162-plus, regardless of what people think. It doesn’t look that way for some people, but here, in these walls, we’re going to keep grinding” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I had an idea what was going on,” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I had an idea that was going on the whole day. Is it easy? No, it’s not easy,” “Especially with a kid like that” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was in the hitters meeting right there and I was like, ‘Oh my God,’” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s days that are hard,” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s very difficult. But understanding this is part of the business. We sign people. We trade people,” “I’ve been in this business for a while, even before I played. I lived it with my brother and lived it in my career. It’s part of it. I wish him the best. Hopefully, he doesn’t play in the next two days and he can do his thing after that” External link

masslive Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If it (trade rumors) is tough on him, he’s not showing it on the field, right?” External link

masslive Monday, August 1, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : "If it's tough on him he's not showing it on the field, he's been great," "When you're good people want you, people are going to talk about you, the goal here is for Christian to finish with us this year, have the last out and enjoy it" External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We can go deep into that one,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m lucky enough that this organization gave me a chance to come back,” “And I’m going to enjoy every day. This is a different year for me with the kids (he has twin boys) and kindergarten and all that. They are about to go home (to Puerto Rico) and school starts early. So there’s a lot of stuff going on off the field. But to get up in the mornings and throw batting practice to them has been great the whole summer. They put a smile on us. As a family, as a group, we decided that, ‘Hey, if you’re going to do this, you better enjoy it. Don’t get caught up on the whole up and down and this and that.’ We were in a deeper hole professionally a few years ago. And that’s the way I approach it every day” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At the end of the day, we’re right there,” “People, if they want to write us out, do it. But we’re still a four-game winning streak from getting back to a playoff spot or probably a fight, whatever. We’ve done it before. We have the group. Obviously on a personal note, that’s the way I see it. That’s the way I’m doing it and I’ll do it if we win 108 games or we’re playing .500 baseball on July 31” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If it’s tough on him, he’s not showing it on the field, right?” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know there’s been a lot of talk and all that stuff but that’s part of the business,” “That’s going (on) right now with 30 teams. It happened that we have struggled lately. But like I said the other day, it’s half empty or half full and it’s still half full for us. We go out there and we play. He’s catching today. He’s been really good for us. That was great yesterday at first base, too” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m very proud of him on the personal level because we have connected throughout the years and our families, too, and he’s matured a lot,” “This kid, there’s no more empty fly balls to right field. There’s a lot of line drives to right field. He’s made some adjustments throughout the season. And it seems whenever we have a close game, that’s the guy we want in the eighth inning or the ninth inning at the plate because he’s been clutch, too” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The doctor feels that we have to keep doing what we’re doing treatment-wise and we to have shut him down for the 10 days and we’ll see where we’re at,” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 31, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The doctor feels that we have to keep doing what we’re doing treatment-wise and we to have shut him down for the 10 days and we’ll see where we’re at,” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 31, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Arroyo ) : “We trust (Arroyo). It’s a matter of keeping him on the field,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 12:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “He’s a good defender. Obviously, more comfortable in the infield and the outfield,” “And his at-bats are good. Hopefully, now that he’s going to play almost every day, he doesn’t try to do too much offensively. Just do your part. That’s what we need right now, a good quality at-bat wherever he hits in the lineup” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 12:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was a good learning experience for him,” “We talked about a few things that he needs to do at the Triple-A level that he saw here and can actually take advantage of. Put the ball in play with two strikes, bunt a few times, use the whole field. Defensively, I know he didn’t play (shortstop) but played some good second base, learned the position at third base and made some good plays. We were very pleased. Just, the offensive part of it, we have to keep working” External link

masslive Sunday, July 31, 2022 12:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The doctor feels that we have to keep doing what we’re doing treatment-wise and we to have shut him down for the 10 days and we’ll see where we’re at,” External link

independent-UK Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was out there with AD warming up when AD was warming up,” “He was ready for this one. It just happened that we felt this was the right way to go about it with that lineup. And we got 6 ⅔ (innings) from those two guys” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 7:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He still feels it when he hits. He doesn’t feel it when he throws,” External link

wcvb Saturday, July 30, 2022 7:14:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was a very competitive fastball,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The breaking ball was good. So he has one tonight and then hopefully everything goes well,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The most important thing with him is getting the fastball back and the carry on the fastball,” “When he’s right, he can get lefties and righties out. So that’s an advantage he has when he’s right. So hopefully we can get that version and use him at will and get people out” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Well see when (which day) but he’ll probably be active in Houston,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:04:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He didn’t feel today he was progressing the right way,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 12:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll know more today but I think everybody in the medical department feels like we’ll be in the same place tomorrow,” “And it’s about treatment and just keep getting better” External link

masslive Saturday, July 30, 2022 12:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Where it got him, it was in a tough spot,” “The swinging part of it, the top hand, has kind of been hard for him to feel comfortable with it. (If) he doesn’t feel comfortable to go out there and compete with his swing where he’s at, then there’s nothing we can do” External link

masslive Friday, July 29, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He had become the rock of the infield,” External link

masslive Friday, July 29, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been able to play catch and move around,” “I think the first big test is Saturday when he swings a bat” External link

masslive Friday, July 29, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been able to bounce back, too, which is really important,” “So these two are going to be really important” External link

masslive Friday, July 29, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The first one, I talked to him,” “I said, ‘As soon as you drop it, just don’t go to the next play because it has to be a great play. You’re going to your back and a lot of bad things can happen.’ He’s still learning the position. He hasn’t played too much at first base. He’s been better than last year, but obviously there’s going to be plays that it’s the first time it happens or he’s gonna rush to do it. It’s just tough. ... When you don’t play good defense, this is what happens” External link

masslive Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Fenway Park ) : “This is the first time he’s going to walk into Fenway as a Hall of Famer,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, July 28, 2022 12:16:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was huge in his career and for him to be here for this, I know it means a lot,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is the first time he’s going to walk into Fenway as a Hall of Famer,” External link

ohio Wednesday, July 27, 2022 6:34:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This is the first time he's going to walk into Fenway as a Hall of Famer,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It all depends on how you want to see it or how you want to portray it,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora added : “It’s not about getting hot. It’s about playing well,” “You start playing good baseball, we’ll be fine. We’re very talented. And we have guys coming off the IL who can contribute” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Go and play. It’s a great tournament, obviously, for the countries. I don’t want to say USA was late to the party to buy into it but I think winning the last one, it’s kind of like, ‘Oh, it’s fun. It’s really fun,’” “They had fun with it last time and it looks like, with Trout leading the charge with Team USA, it should be one of those that very special tournaments,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Team ) : “There should be some great teams. Team USA, if all of the guys commit to it, it’ll be fun to watch from afar,” “The Dominican team is going to be one that, probably, will be one of the best in the history of the tournament because of the combination of talent and young talent” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The brand of baseball we’re playing is awful,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 25, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re not catching the ball. We’re not putting in good at-bats, We’re not throwing strikes. It’s bad. It’s really bad right now,” “But we’re talented. And we can turn around quick, and it starts tomorrow” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 25, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Defensively we have taken a step back the last 14 days,” “We were really good defensively early on. ... It seems like right now the game speeds at one point in the game, and it looks horrible” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 25, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora answered : “I buy at the grocery store and don’t sell too many things at home,” External link

masslive Monday, July 25, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added ( about Nick Pivetta ) : “It starts with Nick (Pivetta) on the mound,” “Good at-bats. Grind at-bats. Run the bases well. Play good defense. I think defensively we have taken a step back the last 14 days. We were really good defensively early on. We’ve got moving parts (roster turnover because of injuries) but you’ve got to slow it down. Catch the ball. Throw to the right base. Don’t panic out there. It seems like right now the game speeds up at one point of the game and it looks horrible” External link

masslive Monday, July 25, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got guys playing different positions but at the end of the day, this is who we have and this is who we are,” “I mentioned last year what we did. And one thing we did when we had the COVID situation, we caught the ball. We turned double plays. We were playing clean baseball and gave our pitchers chances to maneuver lineups and the offense to scratch up runs. And right now, we’re not doing that” External link

masslive Monday, July 25, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It should be fun to say the least,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They’ve got like four or five buses of Dominicans going up there,” “A lot of Merengue and Bachata” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll probably hit during the game (Sunday) and see how it goes,” “Maybe available later on. Maybe. We’re not sure. But the hope is for him to play tomorrow” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Still feeling it a little bit,” “He ran today. The hope was for him to DH today, go on a rehab assignment. But we delayed it. Hopefully, early in the week he can go. Try to get him back at the end of the week” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We just got to keep playing hard. It’s not going to get easier,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, July 24, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s not going to get easier,” “We’re banged up. We know that. But like I said before, nobody is going to feel sorry for us. He (Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah) showed it today. He was looking in the dugout, screaming at us. And yeah, this is where we’re at” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 4:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He fought it a little bit but I was like, ‘Nah, bro. You’ve got to go,’” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 1:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If you see him running the bases on the first one, the double, he didn’t look too good rounding first,” “I guess he kept grinding. There was a swing and he grabbed it. I was like oh, are you OK? He’s like, nah” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We talked to him in New York about the All-Star Game, all that stuff and he played in New York,” “I know he didn’t play the last two games, the whole nine, but he was feeling good. He felt good in LA. No complaints the night before yesterday. Probably it’s related, but it’s something that happened yesterday and we have to be proactive on this one” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We had one of those fire drills last year, with COVID,” “We just have to keep grinding. The guys that we have today, we have to find a way to score runs and play good defense and play good baseball. It’s not easy, obviously, but at the end of the day like I said in Tampa, nobody’s going to feel sorry for us. You just have to keep going, keep grinding, keep playing and you have to do a good job” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Somebody put it on my chair,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He fought it a little bit but I was like, ‘Nah, bro. You’ve got to go,’” External link

masslive Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He says he felt it in the swing (final at-bat),” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Doesn’t feel great but hopefully by tomorrow or Monday he’ll be back in the lineup,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We just have to keep grinding,” “The guys we have today, we’ve got to find a way to score runs and play good defense and play good baseball. It’s not easy, obviously. But at the end of the day, like I said in Tampa, nobody’s going to feel sorry for us. So you’ve just got to keep going, keep grinding, keep playing. You’ve got to do a good job. Lately, we haven’t done that. Today is a good day to start playing good baseball” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “At least stuff-wise, it was good,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “After the last at-bat yesterday, he felt his right hammy,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He says he felt it in the swing (final at-bat). If you see him running the bases on the first one, the double, he didn’t look too good rounding first,” “I guess he kept grinding. There was a swing and he grabbed it. I was like, ‘Are you OK?’ He was like, ‘Nah.’ Like I said, we’re talking about it and we’ll see where we go” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was feeling good in LA (for the All-Star Game). No complaints the night before yesterday,” “So probably it’s related but something that happened yesterday and we’ve got to be proactive in this one” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We didn’t execute pitches. We didn’t play good defense,” External link

denverpost Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Dave Bush ) : “From the get go, when he hit the ball, I saw his reaction and I said to (pitching coach Dave Bush), ‘He didn’t see that ball,’” “There’s nothing you can do” External link

denverpost Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We try to make him better,” External link

denverpost Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We went from two outs, two strikes, to 11 runs,” External link

denverpost Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “But at the same time, you’ve gotta go, too,” “That’s conversations between players. Sometimes that voice is a lot louder than the manager in those situations. The feeling, it’s a hard feeling. There’s nothing you can do. But stuff like that we address. We try to make him better, help him out. He’s still a kid. He’s learning the position and all that. And I bet at that point, he didn’t even know what to do” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He fought it a little bit but I was like, ‘Nah, bro. You’ve got to go,’” “Obviously he’s the captain. He means a lot to David and those teams that David played (on) here. Having Jason there, at least from my end, I’m good with that. Let Jason go, enjoy it and he can talk about it the next day” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about David Ortiz ) : “I’m jealous but I’ve got a job to do and he (Ortiz) understands,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “It should be a fun weekend,” “The big man, he’s special” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s feeling better after the shot,” “That started today. I don’t know how long it’s going to be but at least he’s moving around” External link

masslive Saturday, July 23, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora dijo : “Poco a poco, todo lo que hacen en las menores se va a reflejar en las mayores, lo que me parece muy bien” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 18, 2022 10:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Good at-bats. Better at-bats today than the last few days. Obviously, he’s still developing,” “Today, he controlled the strike zone, put some good swings and hit the ball out of the ballpark. But the next at-bat, he was behind on the count and put a good swing. It was a good one for him” External link

masslive Monday, July 18, 2022 3:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been through a lot,” External link

masslive Monday, July 18, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, I don’t want to say disappointed, but kind of like, ‘Here we go again,’” “That was my reaction. He’s a guy that has worked hard to get back. Another obstacle in his road” External link

masslive Monday, July 18, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : “We have to be better. Bottom line,” External link

bostonherald Monday, July 18, 2022 2:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : “He’s a good pitcher. We know how it works,” “Either he gets us or we get him. Chris hasn’t pitched here since ‘19 and it’s his second start. He did a good job against the Rays and we expect him to pitch well tomorrow” External link

masslive Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s actually going to try to swing today. See how it goes. Slowly, but surely, he’s feeling better,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 17, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora added : “I think we can quote-unquote survive the next two days without him, obviously give him the All-Star break, then hopefully he’ll be ready,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 17, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We needed to score there. Let’s put it that way,” “Understanding who was on the mound and the count, I bet that’s why he was more aggressive with his primary lead. He saw it right away. As soon as the ball bounced, he took off. You’ve got to give him credit” External link

masslive Saturday, July 16, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s the best the best in the business,” External link

wcvb Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been really good to his right. He’s struggled a little bit to his left,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s just late on the fastball,” “They’re using more four-seamers in the last two weeks. Every team has their philosophy, and we’re going through that stretch that there’s a lot of four-seamers in the zone and he’s been late” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s seen a lot of doctors and all that stuff,” “We’ll see how he reacts and hopefully he can be with us sooner rather than later” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:30:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about David Ortiz ) : “We all know the talent. Obviously, being left-handed, Dominican in our market, obviously David knows what it takes and he knows talent,” “We love Raffy. Hopefully, Raffy can have a long career here for the Red Sox” External link

masslive Saturday, July 16, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been throwing the ball well,” External link

masslive Friday, July 15, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If he’s not able to play catch the smart move is probably to put him on the IL,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 4:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “His delivery has been clean for a while,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 4:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If he’s not able to play catch the smart move is probably to put him on the IL,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “His delivery has been clean for a while,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Jackie Bradley ) : “I think here, it’s very spacious and Jackie’s one of the best defenders in the big leagues,” “He showed it yesterday. Put the kid (Duran) in right field. He should be good. One thing about him, he has been really good to his right so far since he got called up. I’m not saying he’s struggled to his left but he has been better to his right” External link

masslive Friday, July 15, 2022 2:07:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It can be the eighth or ninth or it could be earlier,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You’ve got to slow it down,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Those are the sort of things we’re not doing well. We’re not playing good baseball right now,” “A lot of mistakes and it’s costing us games. We need to start playing better baseball if we want to be the team that we envisioned in spring training” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They keep playing; they play 27 outs and they’re playing good baseball,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 15, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, the front office, they’re talking to a lot of people now,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They have a good team. I know, obviously, expectations are part of the business, but where they’re at right now, if the season is over, they’d be right there,” “It’s just one of those that puts everything in perspective. The pressure and the added pressure of coming from a solid season last year. Everybody takes for granted that you have to take the next step. I think where they are right now, they have a very talented team that’s in a good position to make it to the playoffs” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I don’t want to say disappointed because I’m not in the front office and I don’t work for the Jays, but on a personal standpoint, yeah, I think he was doing a great job,” “It’s a wake-up call for everybody. I always say, when you sign that contract, there’s two things you can do, right? I mean, three (including suspension) in my sense. Either you retire or get fired. In this case, he’s out of a job but he’s a good baseball man. I know he enjoys the game, he likes to teach the game. Hopefully, he can get a job sooner rather than later” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The game is in a different stage right now. There’s guys in front offices that are very aggressive,” “They want to be hands-on in everything. I’m not saying that’s the case in Toronto. I don’t know. It’s just one of those that it’s hard to understand” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re not playing good baseball right now,” “It’s a lot of mistakes. It’s costing us games. We need to start playing better baseball if we want to be the team we envisioned in spring training” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of moving parts, but you know what? They have a lot of moving parts,” “They have a lot of injuries. They keep playing. They play 27 outs and they’re playing good baseball. They’re pitching. They’re hustling. That’s why they keep winning. There’s no surprise. It’s not analytics or this or that. They play 27 outs. They play hard. When you see them on the other side, it’s impressive what they’re doing. They’ve got a lot of injuries, too, and they’re playing very, very hard” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I’m not going to blast them, but you’ve got to keep playing,” “Like I said, nobody’s going to feel sorry for your injuries or who’s playing or whatever. You’ve got to show up every day. We’ve been very sloppy lately and we’ve got to get better” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It can be the eighth or ninth or it could be earlier,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, July 14, 2022 4:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re still hopeful that it’s something that’s not going to take that long but we’ve got to be realistic, see how they react today and tomorrow to treatment and see where we’re at,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 14, 2022 3:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We played a little bit different on me and that’s on me, if anything,” “We don’t play that brand of baseball. But with the personnel we had and where we were in the inning and the guys who were available and were not, we were trying to advance runners and he got picked off. My job is to put guys in situations to be successful. We haven’t played this brand of baseball in a while. That’s on me right there” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They’re getting X-rays. We’ll know more later on tonight,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Whenever the ball hits you and it’s around your face, it’s always scary,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:54:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Let’s see how it goes tonight. (Head athletic trainer Brad Pearson) gave him the go but hopefully, he doesn’t have to run too much,” “Or if he runs too much, running slowly like the last time he faced a righty in Boston. But I think it’s good he can get four at-bats and stay off the field. We’ll play it by ear tomorrow” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, there’s a lot of growing, a lot of learning,” “Tonight was a great learning experience for him. We were very pleased with the last two innings. He gave us a chance to win the game” External link

boston Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The pitch mix, I think, is going to help. And the confidence, too. It’s not that easy,” “But the talent is there. We know that. He’s still learning how to pitch, he’s still learning how to use his fastball in certain spots. I think the changeup hasn’t been the pitch he has a good changeup and in the two outings, he has been erratic with it. But you see the potential and he’s going to keep going” External link

boston Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s certain guys that get hits. It’s not about swings or swing decisions or whatever. He gets hits,” “He runs out of the box all the time, so he gets rewarded with those slow grounders to third base and then when he gets hot, he’s fun to watch” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We have to make sure we get that slider down and in that spot,” “We’ll continue to work with him” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We dropped a ball and we didn’t make a play at first and that was it. They kept adding on,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “People don’t talk enough about him,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has a lot of confidence,” “He understands his tool set and what he can bring to the equation on a daily basis. But he’s very modest about it; he’s very humble about it. We love it that way, too” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, there’s a lot of growing, a lot of learning,” “Tonight was a great learning experience for him. We were very pleased with the last two innings. He gave us a chance to win the game” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The pitch mix, I think, is going to help. And the confidence, too. It’s not that easy,” “But the talent is there. We know that. He’s still learning how to pitch, he’s still learning how to use his fastball in certain spots. I think the changeup hasn’t been the pitch… he has a good changeup and in the two outings, he has been erratic with it. But you see the potential and he’s going to keep going” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I believe we can be more aggressive now compared to last year,” “Obviously, tomorrow, probably 85 pitches. But I think we’ll be more aggressive. The fact we’re thinking about pitching him Sunday tells you a lot” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “From my end, it makes sense that it’s here,” “I still remember that first inning in the playoffs last year when he came down and I talked to him in that tunnel. He was beat. He was frustrated. For him to come here now, pitch here, with friends and family around, it should be good” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a good chance Nate starts on Friday with us in New York,” “He’s moving well, he’s feeling good” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It was a lot of early swings and he was trying to get ahead and all that. Just go out there and get your repetitions,” “If he’s fine, there’s a good chance he’ll join us in New York” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The fact we’re thinking about pitching him Sunday tells you a lot,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everybody talks about the bullpen, how great they are, and we saw the window there,” External link

wcvb Monday, July 11, 2022 2:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Everybody talks about the bullpen, how great they are, and we saw the window there,” External link

wcvb Monday, July 11, 2022 2:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Both fan bases. You see the atmosphere in the city. Jerseys from both teams. People out there,” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We play in a tough division. We’ve been getting beat in the division. We know that,” “But we feel like we can play with anybody” External link

bostonglobe Monday, July 11, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We noticed it the other day. He fouled a few fastballs the other way. We were like ‘He’s getting close timing-wise,” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For him to drive the ball to right-center, that’s a good sign,” “He’s a complete hitter. He’ll go through stretches, One thing about him, he’ll keep working on his craft and get better” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s certain guys that get hits. It’s not about swings or swing decisions or whatever. He gets hits,” “He runs out of the box all the time, so he gets rewarded with those slow grounders to third base and then when he gets hot, he’s fun to watch” External link

bostonglobe Monday, July 11, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a chance. He could be activated around Friday,” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 12:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Raffy is feeling better, but we’ll stay away from him and probably tomorrow,” External link

masslive Monday, July 11, 2022 12:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “To put the ball in play in a game like that was fun, and I’m happy for him,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been battling this for a while. We have to be smart,” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s been battling this for a while. We have to be smart,” External link

usaToday Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He said that after the game, he felt tight in the same spot,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That one, I don’t want to call it a setback yet, but the fact he’s not able to post, it’s just another obstacle,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll know how he feels on Monday and we’ll go from there,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It really doesn’t matter with him,” “The intensity will be there. How he’s going to bounce back is the most important thing” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s getting anxious. He sees all the guys flying all over the place, paying for spreads, breaking TVs and all that stuff,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Christian Vazquez ) : “I feel Christian should be in the conversation,” “You see the whole body of work, offensively and defensively. He has been one of the best in the first half of the season. It’s not the usual name we always talk about” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If you put the whole body of work and they follow what we’ve been doing the last 25 days with him, he’s facing the middle of lineups almost every other outing and he has been outstanding,” “When your WHIP and your ERA are right there, neck-and-neck, and it’s not north of 1.00, it’s pretty impressive” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Obviously, it’s out of our control but there are a lot of guys who are having good seasons,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “People don’t talk enough about him,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has a lot of confidence,” “He understands his tool set and what he can bring to the equation on a daily basis. But he’s very modest about it; he’s very humble about it. We love it that way, too” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s down today and tomorrow,” “We’ll see how he feels on Monday. We’ve got to take care of him. He has been battling this for a while so we have to be smart” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The back thing is more from Toronto, the turf all of that,” “It just happens that we go to Tampa, too (Monday through Thursday). It’s part of it, right? He’s a big kid playing third base and he’s playing every day. Stuff like this is going to happen” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That was a tough one because what he did for us last year was amazing. He was really good for us,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:25:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re still waiting. He says he feels better. We’re waiting on the doctors to come in and check on him,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 10, 2022 2:19:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He didn’t have command of the fastball,” “I know we didn’t really walk people, but we got into some bad counts and they took advantage of it” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 9, 2022 7:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He didn’t have command of the fastball,” “I know we didn’t really walk people but we got into some bad counts and they took advantage of it” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 9, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “The stage, he doesn’t get caught up in the whole thing,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, July 9, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Stuff wise he was really good,” “I think he’ll be ready for Tuesday wherever he pitches. ... He feels good arm-wise. Velocity was good” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He feels healthy. He’s close to 100 percent. Now it’s about the work between starts to get his mechanics back,” “This is as normal as possible since 2018 in the summer” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “They’re having a great season,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That was a tough one because what he did for us last year was amazing,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He was battling down there [in Chicago],” “So we have to be smart about it” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You can see it, the stuff,” “He needs to keep getting better and work on a few things … We still love the kid” External link

bostonglobe Friday, July 8, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I heard about it, but obviously I’ve got to see how it went, what it actually was,” External link

wwlp Friday, July 8, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Michael Wacha ) : “Michael hasn’t bounced back the way we expected so there’s a good chance we’ll go somewhere else,” “We’re still debating the IL thing. We’ll know more by the end of the day” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Kutter’s here. The way the schedule goes, right, he’s Saturday,” “We’ll use him somehow. We can’t announce how we’re going to do it” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ve got to keep rolling,” “We’ve got some kids that have to step up. It’s part of the equation. Last year, I don’t want to say we got lucky but you don’t see that often, right? They stayed healthy throughout the season. We’ve just got to keep maneuvering and jabbing and moving around and try to win games somehow, some way” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He hasn’t been able to bounce back from his bullpens or playing catch,” “Nothing structural. We actually tested him, an MRI and all that. Everything looks clean. It’s just, right now, he hasn’t been able to bounce back” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Dodger Stadium ) : “He’s that good a player. Hopefully, he’ll start in Dodger Stadium in a few weeks. He doesn’t get caught up in the whole thing. He’s just playing baseball,” “He’s a special player, a special hitter” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It all depends how he feels. Obviously, he hasn’t played in a while,” “It’ll probably be two or three games. He needs to get his rhythm back, run around the bases, play different positions. We’ll talk about it” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’ll go one, hopefully, two innings depending on workload,” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see how it goes. He’s been throwing. He’s been sound,” “It’s not an arm injury. But at the same time, we’ll play the long game” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Paul Abbott ) : “That’s who he is. You don’t want him to get hurt, but he cares. He was off mechanically yesterday. He spoke to (Worcester pitching coach Paul Abbott) about it,” “He’s not the only guy to have done that. It’s the world we live in. He paid for the TV. ... He’s embarrassed because it’s out there, but it’s the fight. It’s the desire to be great. That’s what makes you great” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That’s the way the schedule works,” “Somebody has to do it. It’s him” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think, yesterday, if you look at the whole thing, the changeup wasn’t great, the sinker was good, two ground balls up the middle that went through and the pitch up in the zone (Randy) Arozarena hit, that was it,” “He showed composure. The stuff was there. At one point in his career, he’s going to have to do that. So he’ll be ready for that one” External link

masslive Friday, July 8, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Our measuring stick is right there in front of us every day,” “We have 45 wins and I think we have the third or fourth best record in the American League. We got off to a terrible start and this is where we’re at. On a daily basis, regardless of who you play, it’s the day we have to attack” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You can see his stuff. He needs to be getting better and work on a few things,” “You see the sinker. You see the velocity. You see the poise. Whenever he gets a chance again, he’s going to be better” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll see what we do next. I’m just happy (Bello) was able to get out there and enjoy this,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Every morning, I’d be sitting there and (he), very quietly, would walk through the line, very quietly, and get his breakfast on the big league side and go to the other side. I was like, ‘He gets it,’” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:28:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s available to pinch-hit today,” “He was fighting it down there. We’ve got to be smart about it. I think the running game is going to slow down for a little bit now, the stolen base attempts” External link

masslive Thursday, July 7, 2022 12:55:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Overall, I’m not good at grades but we are where we’re at,” “We did an amazing job getting to this point if you think we were on that off day heading to Atlanta (May 9). We’ve just got to keep grinding, keep playing good baseball. We know this division is tough, but I think, overall, if you look around, not only in the east but overall, there’s a lot of good players, a lot of good teams. I believe, like last year, it’s going to come down to September” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Like I’ve always said, it takes more than 26 guys to accomplish what we’re trying to accomplish, and so far, it has been there,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “You get to Sept. 1, look up and say, ‘This is what we’ve got to do’ or you look behind you and you’re like, ‘Ok, this is what we’ve got to do to finish it,’” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I know we get excited about the player, especially in this region, you put the kids way up there, but let’s chill tomorrow and let him enjoy it,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think those conversations, we’ll keep it for us,” “But I think everybody understands where we’re at and what’s going to happen in the future. It’s more go out there, have fun and we’ll see what happens in the future” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “If being a big leaguer is going five with no runs, so be it. If it’s three and he gives up seven, be it too,” “It’s like I told Kutter (Crawford) last year and Winck (Josh Winckowski) early on, you work so hard to get here. You play here one day and you’re a big leaguer. Let’s enjoy and see where it takes us” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Throughout the years, I know there have been a lot of names thrown out there and some of them have been great,” “Others, they were big-leaguers. That’s it. But this guy, I understand. We’ve seen it. Everybody has seen the development, everybody’s excited. But at the end of the day, you’ve got to go out there and perform. I know tomorrow is going to be a great day, not only for him but for the whole organization, player development and everybody that has been involved in this” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “This kid, he wants it. He wants it bad,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We get excited about the players, especially in the region. Let’s chill tomorrow and let him enjoy it,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Fenway Park ) : “I talked to him a little bit. He’s ready to go,” “If it’s up to him, he’ll pitch [at Fenway on Wednesday]. But I think one more, maybe two, down there. Go compete on Wednesday and we’ll decide what we do next” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “From there we’ll decide what we want to do,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re going to map out the plan, what’s next for him,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Jarren, he’s been amazing for us,” “He’s playing good defense, running the bases, and putting good at-bats. We’re very pleased” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I think they recognize the swings-and-misses,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We feel comfortable doing this … because we feel, stuff-wise, these kids are really good,” “Little by little you can see them gaining confidence whenever they come up here” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He mixed all his pitches. It was impressive,” “It was really good to see” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I mean, he’s a good player,” “We know it and obviously we missed him over the week, but like I said, you know, we’re not making excuses” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He feels good, he was running,” “But we have to be patient” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Wrigley in the summer, Fourth of July weekend, Red Sox-Cubs, enjoy it,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That was a good sign and then he didn’t miss [today.] That was a big one for us,” “Hopefully it’s the beginning of something good for him” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Putting the ball in play in certain situations, running hard to first base paid off for us,” “It was only four [runs], right? But I think we kept fighting with them, we kept putting good at bats and at the end we got four and won the game” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We feel comfortable doing this … because we feel, stuff-wise, these kids are really good,” “Little by little you can see them gaining confidence whenever they come up here” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He mixed all his pitches. It was impressive,” “It was really good to see” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “That was a good sign and then he didn’t miss [today.] That was a big one for us,” “Hopefully it’s the beginning of something good for him” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Putting the ball in play in certain situations, running hard to first base paid off for us,” “It was only four [runs], right? But I think we kept fighting with them, we kept putting good at bats and at the end we got four and won the game” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Just as important as the first 70 or whatever we played,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “One, maybe two more down there.” External link

wcvb Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:12:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He texted me early. He was my wakeup text,” “It was a big cut. Hopefully, he feels better tomorrow, and we can use him” External link

click2houston Monday, July 4, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He texted me early. He was my wakeup text,” “It was a big cut. Hopefully, he feels better tomorrow, and we can use him” External link

seattlepi Monday, July 4, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “After that, probably live BP and then we’ll decide what we’re going to do,” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He didn’t recover well from the Toronto one so we’ll give him a few days,” “He’s going to get checked out today just in case something is going on. We don’t believe it’s something structural there. It’s just kind of like dead arm, hit the wall. So hopefully we can push him back later in the week and go from there” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I always give Bogey ... as long as possible to decide whether he can go,” “He texted me early. He was my wake-up text. ‘I’m pretty sore.’ He has a big cut. Hopefully, he feels better tomorrow and we can use him” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were joking and I said, ‘Man, it’s sold out already. We can’t disappoint the people in Worcester,” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Right now, down there, Bello is one option,” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We were joking and I said, ‘Man, it’s sold out already. We can’t disappoint the people in Worcester,” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’ll hop on the plane and see how he feels tomorrow,” External link

wcvb Monday, July 4, 2022 5:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We’re like, ‘Ok, if we can push him back or scratch him tomorrow and he can pitch later on, then we’ll do that,’” “But it’s nothing definitely. It’s something that came to our attention today during the day” External link

masslive Monday, July 4, 2022 4:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “I just found out about his daughter passing away in an accident,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 4, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Jarren, he’s been amazing for us,” “He’s playing good defense, running the bases, and putting good at-bats. We’re very pleased” External link

bostonglobe Monday, July 4, 2022 3:11:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "It's pretty likely he'll be in the bullpen," "We were talking about taking care of him and all that, but it will be like what he did last year, a multiple-inning guy" External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He's trending in the right direction but he still has to face hitters," External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He felt good, mechanics were sound, consistency, efficient, he actually felt one more inning was good," External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “We haven’t given the big guy a breather, although we had the off day,” “A different schedule, right? Day game, night game, we’ve got the day game today and day game tomorrow. Just give him a chance to reset” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He has been working hard on a few things offensively, so detach himself for the whole thing and be ready for tomorrow,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s pretty much likely he’ll be in the bullpen,” “We were talking about taking care of him and all that but it would be kind of like what we did last year. Multiple inning guy. Rehab-wise, I don’t want to say it’s easier but it’s a different one” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “It’s pretty similar to last year,” “Obviously, Tanner is doing what he’s doing and (Schreiber) is doing the same thing. There’s going to be days where they’re going to be down and he might go (inning) eight and nine and finish it” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “For this year, we’re going to keep it short,” “There are going to be days where he might go three. We’ll miss him for three or four days. But he’s going to be a multi-inning guy” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “He’s still a good pitcher, regardless of it’s the first inning or the ninth inning,” “But using him as a multi-inning weapon, it makes sense for where we’re at and with the guys we have right now” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of guys in the mix for a lot of stuff here now,” “All of the sudden, there’s a lot of stuff health-wise that’s going on. We’ve been talking about all those guys the whole season. We’ll see what happens in the upcoming days” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Chris Sale ) : “Nate is trending in the right direction. Chris is getting close,” “I know it looks bad right now but the other guys are getting healthy. We’ve just got to be patient, trust the kids and go from there” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “Sore knee. It seems like MCL,” “We’ll know more when we get back to Boston” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “There’s a lot of guys in the mix for a lot of stuff here now,” “All of the sudden, there’s a lot of stuff health-wise that’s going on. We’ve been talking about all those guys the whole season. We’ll see what happens in the upcoming days” External link

masslive Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : "He felt good, mechanics were sound, consistency, efficient, he actually felt one more inning was good," External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 2, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora told : “Today was a bad day from the pitching department,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora told : “The slider isn’t good right now,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said : “With 13 pitchers, people have to step up,” “You can’t only rely on certain guys. That was a game we had the lead, but it was the middle of the game, and we have to get people out in the middle of the game” External link