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Red Sox promote Ron Roenicke to interim manager

After parting with manager Alex Cora amidst a sign stealing scandal, the Red Sox have begun to move forward.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox bench coach Ron Roenicke stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. The Red Sox announced on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, that Roenicke has been named interim manager. He takes over from Alex Cora, who was let go for directing the sign-stealing scheme with the Houston Astros in 2017, the year before he took over in Boston. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The Boston Red Sox promoted bench coach Ron Roenicke to manager, hiring him to replace Alex Cora on the day the team's pitchers and catchers reported for the start of spring training. 

The move is an indication that Roenicke will escape punishment in baseball's sign-stealing investigation. 

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Cora was let go for his role in the Houston Astros' cheating, but the team has maintained that there was no similar scheme in Boston when the Red Sox won it all in 2018.