Quick Facts of José Manuel Cora Amaro  

  • Full NameJosé Manuel Cora Amaro  
  • Net Worth$10 Million
  • Date of Birth14 May, 1965
  • Marital Status Engaged
  • BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico
  • Ethnicity Puerto Rican
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionFormer Infielder, Manager, Coach
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Bald
  • BuildAverage
  • Height183cm
  • Weight90kg
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
  • Children4

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 sports is working as a manager for the Boston Red Sox. 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 ways with Boston Red Sox amid an investment. What were they investigating on Cora? His involvement in a sign-stealing scandal. Read until the end to find out more.

Early Life

Alex Cora was born as José Manuel Cora Amaro on May 14, 1965, at Caguas, Puerto Rico. He was born to his father, José Manuel Cora, and his 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 in Major League Baseball for eleven years. He also played for the Chicago White Sox and 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 high school at University High School, he attended the University of Miami in 1993. And in 1996, he graduated from the University of Miami. At University, he started playing baseball for the Miami Hurricanes. 

Sign-Stealing Scandal

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 couple tries to work out the signs of the opposite team and relays them to the pitcher from the catcher or the catcher from the dugout or from one infielder to another or 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 were suspended from participating in the 2020 season and fired. Similarly, Alex Cora was found guilty of being the mastermind behind Astros sign-stealing while working as A.J. Hinch’s bench coach in 2017. In November 2019, Alex Cora was 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 has 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. Alex adopted Jeriel and resides with his father in Boston, despite his parent’s divorce.

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 to the stadiums showing their support for the team he manages. Similarly, he usually posts pictures of his children with adorable captions.

Net Worth

Alex Cora has a net worth of almost 10 million Dollars. He signed a contract with Boston Red Sox, with his annual earnings mentioned as $800,000. Likewise, he was the former colour 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 the needy. While joining the Boston team, his only demand was to take a plane full of supplies to his homeland and help 300 displaced families affected by the hurricane that had ravaged Puerto Rico.