Heyman: D-backs to interview Alex Cora for managerial position

Nationals infielder Alex Cora (13) at bat during the game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MIssouri. Cardinals won 5 to 0 over the Nationals Photographer: William Purnell/Icon Sportswire
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According to sources close to the situation, former big league infielder Alex Cora has secured an interview with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the upcoming week. While the club previously elected to part ways with both general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale, the Diamondbacks will be bringing in Cora to interview for their vacant skipper position.

It is also worth noting that Cora has extensive ties to new D-backs’ general manager Mike Hazen. Hazen was named as the club’s new general manager and executive vice president back on Oct. 16.

Cora suited up for Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals over the course of his 14-year major league career. While playing for both Cleveland and Boston, he found himself under the direction of Hazen as the D-backs’ new general manager served as an executive with the Indians and Red Sox in the mid-2000s.

The now 41-year-old Cora notably interviewed for several managerial positions around the league last offseason as well.

However, former Red Sox interim manager and bench coach Torey Lovullo also has ties to Hazen from his days in Cleveland and Boston.

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