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Mets to interview Alex Cora

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Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets are interviewing Astros coach Alex Cora wither today or tomorrow. Cora, of course, is in New York as the Astros face the Yankees in the ALCS. He played for the Mets in 2009 and 2010.

Cora is in demand, as Ken Rosenthal reports that he is the “top candidate” for the Red Sox job as well. He interviewed with the Red Sox yesterday. He’s been talked about in connection with the Phillies and Tigers as well. We’re not likely to hear anything about where he’s going, if anywhere, until after the Astros are done playing in the postseason. Which, at the moment, looks like it’ll be a while yet.

Cora has no managerial experience in the majors. He has worked extensively with the Puerto Rico national team, served as a broadcaster and analyst and, this year, has been A.J. Hinch’s bench coach with the Astros.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.