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#pounditSunday, August 9, 2020

Report: Red Sox remove interim tag from manager Ron Roenicke

As expected, Ron Roenicke is now the permanent manager of the Boston Red Sox after the league finished its investigation into the organization.

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Red Sox are removing the interim tag from Roenicke, and he will be the team’s manager going forward.

This has been long expected and was essentially a formality after the investigation concluded. Commissioner Rob Manfred absolved Boston’s coaching staff of blame over any sign-stealing that happened in 2018, meaning Roenicke had no connection to the scandal. That cleared the path to make him the permanent manager.

Former manager Alex Cora, who Roenicke is replacing, was also cleared of blame in the report. However, he still won’t be anywhere near baseball thanks to his actions with another organization.

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