Name: Jose Alexander Cora
Born: October 18, 1975
Occupation: Athlete and manager
Alex Cora was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on October 18, 1975. He is the son of Iris Amaro and Jose Manuel Cora. He has one sibling: Joey.
Alex attended the University of Miami, where he played collegiate baseball.
He is currently married to Nilda and the couple has four children: Camila, Jeriel, and twins. The family resides in Caguas, Puerto Rico during the offseason.
Alex was first drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 12th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, but he turned down the contract to attend university. He was drafted three years later by the Los Angeles Dodgers, spending a few years in Class-A, Double-A, and Triple-A. He would make his major league debut in June 1997, and would spend seven seasons with the Dodgers, hitting .246 with 27 home runs and 173 RBIs.
In 2005, he was signed by the Cleveland Indians as a free agent, but Alex was traded a few months later to the Boston Red Sox, making his Sox debut in July 2005. He spent three seasons with the Sox and was on the 2007 World Series championship roster.
Between 2009 and 2011, Alex would play for three different teams: the New York Mets, the Texas Rangers, and the Washington Nationals.
Alex had a successful international career, representing Puerto Rico in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic. He was also a manager of the team until 2018.
Following his retirement, Alex went into commentary, serving as a color analyst for ESPN from 2013 to 2016. But he returned to baseball as a bench coach for the Houston Astros in November 2016.
In October 2017, the Boston Red Sox announced that it was hiring Alex to be the team manager, replacing John Farrell. He is the first rookie manager to win 100-plus games since Dusty Baker in 1993.
We estimate that Alex Cora’s net worth is $10 million (2018).
So how much is $10 million really?
$10 million can purchase a luxury mansion in Puerto Rico. $10 million can pay for the contracts of several Boston Red Sox players who have yet to hit arbitration.