The Boston Red Sox have announced that former bench coach Ron Roenicke has been named as the team’s interim manager, replacing Alex Cora who was fired in connection to Major League Baseball’s sign-stealing scandal in January.
Congrats to Interim Manager Ron Roenicke! pic.twitter.com/W8I89GRDdw— Red Sox (@RedSox) February 11, 2020
“Ron’s extensive coaching and managerial experience, in addition to his familiarity with our players and staff, make him an ideal fit as we prepare for the 2020 season,” said Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom in a news release by the team. “He has the respect of everyone in the clubhouse, and the way he carries himself and communicates will be a positive influence on our entire organization. We are confident that Ron will hit the ground running, and we’re excited to work closely with him as he leads our group forward.”
Roenicke served as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers from 2011 through a portion of the 2015 season. He led the Brewers to the National League Championship Series in his first season and finished second in National League Manager of the Year voting that year.
He was part of the 2002 Anaheim Angels staff that won the World Series and was named to the 2012 National League All-Star Team staff.
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