The Sun Herald (Sunday) - - Sports - — WIRE SER­VICES

Red Sox: Hun­dreds of arms stretched into the sky in Caguas, the home­town of man­ager Alex Cora, as fans took pic­tures and video of the first man from Puerto Rico to lead a team to a World Se­ries cham­pi­onship. Cora held up the tro­phy that he had been cradling in his arms as he ar­rived in the city with pitch­ers David Price and Eduardo Ro­driguez and catcher Chris­tian Vazquez, among oth­ers in­clud­ing Red Sox chair­man Tom Werner.

The teams has said it hasn’t de­cided whether they will visit the White House if in­vited by Presi- dent Don­ald Trump. Cora said if that hap­pens, it of­fers what he called a “huge plat­form.”

Some fans had driven more than an hour to see Cora and praised how he helped Puerto Rico af­ter Hur­ri­cane Maria hit more than a year ago amid a 12-year re­ces­sion. Na­tion­als: For­mer Car­di­nals re­liever Trevor Rosen­thal signed a one-year con­tract with a con­di­tional op­tion for 2020. He hasn’t pitched since 2017 af­ter un­der­go­ing Tommy John surgery. Rosen­thal, 28, is a hard-throw­ing righthander with 121 ca­reer saves in the ma­jors, all with St. Louis.

Tigers: Detroit claimed re­liever Jose Fer­nan­dez and in­fielder Bran­don Dixon off waivers. Fer­nan­dez, 25, made his ma­jor league de­but this year with Toronto, post­ing a 6.10 ERA in 13 re­lief ap­pear­ances. Dixon, 26, made his big league de­but with Cincin­nati, hit­ting .178 this year in 74 games. Reds: Right-handed re­liever Matt Bow­man, who ap­peared in a club-high 75 games for the Car­di­nals in 2017 but spent much of this sea­son on the dis­abled list with fin­ger blis­ters and cir­cu­la­tory is­sues, was claimed on waivers by Cincin­nati. Bow­man, 27, had an 0-2 record and

6.26 ERA in 2018.

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