Quick Facts of José Manuel Cora Amaro
- Full NameJosé Manuel Cora Amaro
- Net Worth$10 Million
- Date of Birth1965 /05 /14
- Marital StatusEngaged
- BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico
- EthnicityPuerto Rican
- ProfessionFormer Infielder, Manager, Coach
- Eye colourBrown
- Hair colourBald
- Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
Alex Cora is a Puerto Rican former infielder who played second base and shortstop for Los Angeles Dodgers. He is famous as the former manager of Major League Baseball (MLB). His most recent contribution to the sports is that he worked for the Boston Red Sox as manager. Alex led the team to the 2018 World Series Championship in his first season and became the fifth manager in the history of MLB.
Cora also worked as a baseball analyst for ESPN before starting a career as a manager and a coach. Moreover, in 2020 he parted his ways with Boston Red Sox amid an investing. What were they investigating on Cora about? His involvement in a sign-stealing scandal. Read until the end to find out more.
Alex Cora was born as José Manuel Cora Amaro on May 14, 1965, at Caguas, Puerto Rico. He was born to father José Manuel Cora and mother Irish Amaro. Cora’s descent is Puerto Rican. Similarly, Alex has an older brother named Joey Cora. Joey is a former baseball player. He played at the Major League Baseball and for eleven years. He also played for the Chicago White Sox as well as the San Diego Padres of the National League. Cora’s mother celebrated her birthday on 5th January 2020.
Alex Cora attended University High School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After finishing his high school from University High School, he attended the University of Miami in 1993. And in 1996 he graduated from the University of Miami. During his time at University, he started playing baseball for the Miami Hurricanes.
During the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the Houston Astros organization illegally stole signs of opposing teams using technology. But what is sign stealing? According to Washington Post, sign stealing is a practice where a team tries to work out the signs of the opposite team and relays to the pitcher from the catcher, or to the catcher from the dugout or from one infielder to another or to batter or runner from a base coach.
After the Astros were found guilty, they were fined $5 million. Likewise, General manager Jeff Luhnow and field manager A. J. Hinch was suspended from taking part in the 2020 season and subsequently fired. Similarly, Alex Cora was found guilty of being the mastermind behind Astros sign-stealing while working as A.J. Hinch’s bench coach back in 2017. In November 2019 Alex Cora was then dismissed by Boston Red Sox and in January 2020 Cora mutually parted his way from Boston.
Alex Cora’s Relationships
Alex Cora is currently engaged to his partner Angelica Feliciano. The couple have been together for a few years now. They live together in Boston, Chestnut Hill. In July 2017, Cora and Feliciano welcomed their twin sons, Xander Gabriel and Islander Manuel. Cora named one of his sons after his star shortstop. Moreover, Alex Cora is very proud of his children and often fills his Instagram and Twitter feed with posts of appreciation towards his children.
Before starting a relationship with Angelica, Alex was married to Nilda Cora. Nilda welcomed their daughter Camila Cora with Alex. Camila is now 16-years old as of January 2020. Moreover, Nilda Cora has a son, Jeriel Cora, from her past relationship. Jeriel was adopted by Alex and he resides with his father in Boston, despite the fact his parents are divorced.
Alex Cora is a proud father. He has much love for his children, probably more than anyone in this world. His daughter and sons often accompany him on the stadiums showing their support for the team he manages. Similarly, he often posts pictures of his children with adorable captions.
Alex Cora has a net worth of almost 10Million Dollars. He signed a contract with Boston Red Sox where his annual earning is mentioned $800,000. Likewise, he was the former color analyst for ESPN and earned an average salary of $60,000. Also as a former Infielder, he earned an average salary of $500,000. And as a bench coach of MLB, he made around $300,000 a year. hIS Chestnut House is worth $902,600.
Alex Cora also believes in charity. He often donated money to needy. While joining the Boston team his one and only demand were to take a plane full of supplies to his homeland and help 300 dispaced families that were affected by the hurricane that had ravaged in Puerto Rico.