Red Sox coach Ron Roenicke is expected to be appointed next manager in Boston once Major League Baseball's investigation into the organization's involvement in the sign-stealing scandal has been completed, the Boston Globe said.
Roenicke would succeed Boston manager Alex Cora, who won the 2018 World Series. He was released last month for his role in the systematic use of sign theft cameras when he was Houston's bank trainer in 2017. Roenicke has been at Red Sox the In the past two years, including the 2018 season they are being audited for, but has stated that he is not participating in the sign-stealing scandal.
According to The Athletic, The Red Sox also interviewed Former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons this week. Gibbons was also ready for the Astros job that went to Dusty Baker after Team A.J. Hinch.
After playing for six different MLB teams in the field from 1981 to 1988, Roenicke returned to baseball in 2011 as manager of the Brewers. In five seasons he had a record of 342-331 as a coach, in the postseason he went 5-6 in the lead. In his first season in Milwaukee, Roenicke led the team to a record 96-66, the most wins in franchise history.
Born in California, he served as a trainer for the Dodgers and Angels between his time with the Brewers and Red Sox.
Boston was the last team without a manager, although pitchers and catchers had reported in less than a week. The organization is still awaiting MLB punishment for theft. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Thursday that the MLB report on the Red Sox would be published soon.