Red Sox: Hundreds of arms stretched into the sky in the hometown of manager Alex Cora as fans took pictures and video of the first person 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
Caguas with chairman Tom Werner, pitchers David Price and Eduardo Rodriguez and catcher Christian Vazquez, among others.
The Red Sox say they haven’t decided whether they will visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump. Cora said if that happens, it offers what he called a “huge platform.” 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 right-hand-
er 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.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora shows off the World Series trophy as he arrives at his hometown of Caguas, Puerto Rico, on Saturday.