Red Sox

Alex Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

Alex Cora with the World Series trophy
Red Sox manager Alex Cora arrives in Caguas, Puerto Rico, with the 2018 World Series trophy. Carlos Giusti / AP Photo

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox rewarded manager Alex Cora for winning a World Series in his first year with the team, giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season.

The deal containing the extension was announced Wednesday by Boston also includes a club option for 2022.

In his first season as a major league manager, Cora guided the Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 victories and the team’s fourth championship in 15 seasons.

He finished second in the AL Manager of the Year voting announced Tuesday.