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The Red Sox say they haven’t discussed or made a decision on a White House visit

"If we decide to go, I will use my platform the right way."

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 31, 2018. The Associated Press

The Red Sox have not discussed if they will visit the White House after capturing the 2018 World Series, according to president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and manager Alex Cora.

Dombrowski was asked Thursday if the team had been invited to the White House, and if a decision had been made whether to go.

“Not to my knowledge,’’ said Dombrowski. “They would not call me directly on that one though. There’s people above me that would receive that phone call.’’

Cora was later asked the same question.

“I’ve been using this platform the right way the whole time. We’ll talk about it as an organization, and whatever we decide is going to be respected,’’ said Cora, who is a native of Puerto Rico. “If we decide to go, I will use my platform the right way. If you start looking at this team. we’ve got guys from the United States, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, so I’ll use the platform the right way.


“Like I said before, I know the headlines don’t show it, I’ve said I respect the president of the United States. I know he helped our country, so whenever we have to make the decision we’ll make it, and it’s going to be respected.’’