The Red Sox and manager Alex Cora have mutually agreed to part ways, the team announced in a statement Tuesday night.
"Today we met to discuss the commissioners report related to the Houston Astros investigation. Given the findings and the commissioners ruling, we collectively decided that it would not be possible for Alex to effectively lead the club going forward and we mutually agreed to part ways," the Red Sox said in their statement.
Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros in 2017, the year that the team won the World Series...but also the year in which the timeline of their cheating scandal occurred.
MLB released their findings into the Astros on Monday and Cora was one of a few mentioned by name in the report. Cora won the World Series as the Red Sox manager a year later.
Cora added to the end of the statement released by the team: "We agreed today that parting ways was the best thing for the organization. I do not want to be a distraction to the Red Sox as they move forward. My two years as manager were the best years of my life. It was an honor to manage these and bring a World Series Championship back to Boston. I will forever be indebted to the organization and the fans that supported me as a player, manager and in my efforts to help Puerto Rico. This is a special place. There is nothing like it in all of baseball and I will miss it dearly."