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.