Quick Hits: Cape Cod, Red Sox, Cora, Dalkowski, Jays, Tickets

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Ex-Red sox Manager Alex Cora has just been suspended for 2020 thanks to his role as coach of the Astros bench during their 2017 sign theft scandal. Red Sox baseball chief officer Chaim Bloom and President Sam Kennedy made it clear earlier this week that they wouldn’t bring Cora back to the end of his ban, but Kennedy could be open after all (via Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com). Kennedy told WEEI’s “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” that Cora “An excellent baseball manager. “ As to whether the Red Sox would re-hire him, Kennedy said: “We will talk about it later. We just removed the interim tag from Ron Roenicke and he will run our club in the future. I think a lot of Alex’s future depends on how he approaches this period of suspension. “ For at least this season, Roenicke – the former coach of the Cora bench – will lead the team.

Learn more about a few other American League franchises…

  • the Indians have taken steps to compensate the majority of their employees for the foreseeable future during the COVID-19 pandemic. They agreed to pay their full-time staff their full salary until at least the end of June, Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com report. Forty senior Indian executives cut their salaries so that the rest of the full-time staff could receive their regular wages. The Indians, on the other hand, have made part-time workers and interns available, but they could make the same amount of money, or even more, from unemployment benefits, according to Passan. While most teams in the league have committed to paying their non-player employees until May, the Indians are among the few we know will expand beyond this point.
  • Following the postponement of the season, two fans recently filed a lawsuit against the 30 MLB teams and the ticketing companies StubHub, Ticketmaster, Live Nation and Last Minute Transactions, as they were unable to obtain refunds for the tickets. purchased for 2020. on Blue jays However, President Mark Shapiro told Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star, were not part of the teams that refused to reimburse the fans. “We have answered each call and whenever there was a difficulty or circumstance that required a refund, we refunded these tickets”, said Shapiro, who added: “We have not fought any of these and will continue to do so. “ Shapiro feels like the league ” very close “ to announce “A broader policy on refunds and exchanges. “

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