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Red Sox, Alex Cora agree to new terms on contract

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The Red Sox announced on Wednesday that the club and manager Alex Cora agreed to new terms on a contract, which includes a one-year extension through the 2021 season and a club option for the 2022 season. The previous terms had him signed through 2020 with a club option for 2021.

Cora, 43, led the Red Sox to a championship in his first season as a manager. His team won a franchise-record 108 games during the regular season, then tore through the Yankees, Astros, and Dodgers in the postseason.

It comes as no surprise that the Red Sox would want to extend Cora. Cora is bilingual, embraces analytics, and reportedly gets along quite well with his players.

Cora finished in second place in 2018 AL Manager of the Year Award voting behind Athletics manager Bob Melvin. Melvin received 18 first-place votes and 121 total points to Cora’s seven first-place votes and 79 total points.

Report: Angels sign Matt Harvey to one-year, $11 million deal

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The Angels have signed pitcher Matt Harvey to a one-year contract, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports. Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports that the contract is for $11 million with an additional $3 million available through performance incentives.

Harvey, 29, spent 2018 with the Mets and Reds, posting an aggregate 4.94 ERA with a 131/37 K/BB ratio in 155 innings. He started off poorly with the Mets, so they traded him to the Reds in early May. He pitched much better in Cincinnati.

Harvey should have a spot secured at the back of the Angels’ rotation, but health and performance can always change that leading up to Opening Day.