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Dave Dombrowski is expected to interview Alex Cora for Red Sox’ managerial opening

MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Bench coach Alex Cora #26 of the Houston Astros sits in the dugout before the start of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Bench coach Alex Cora of the Houston Astros sits in the dugout before the start of the game against the Miami Marlins. –Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

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■ Red Sox baseball boss Dave Dombrowski is expected to be in New York Sunday to interview Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora for the Sox’ managerial opening. The 41-year-old Cora played 14 major league seasons, 3½ under then-Red Sox manager Terry Francona from 2005-08. Cora will be in New York Sunday with the Astros, during the day off between Games 2 and 3 of the American League Championship Series featuring Houston and the New York Yankees.

■ I’ve read that the Red Sox should hire Cora (I agree). I’ve read that the Red Sox should hire Gabe Kapler. I’ve read that the Red Sox must hire a minority candidate when they fill their managerial opening. Truly, none of us have any idea whom Dombrowski will hire. Evidently, Brad Ausmus is not the front-runner we thought he might be.

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