Chris Bosio is out as the Chicago Cubs' pitching coach after six seasons. A person familiar with the situation says the team said the team will not pick up his contract option for next season. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. USA Today first reported the decision. Bosio's dismissal comes after the Cubs we're eliminated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series. Bosio worked under three managers in Chicago and helped oversee a transformation of the pitching staff that contributed to a drought-busting World Series Championship last year and three straight trips to the NLCS. He helped Jake Arrieta develop into a Cy Young Award
The Boston Red Sox hired Alex Cora as their new manager on Sunday. A formal press conference will be held following the World Series between the Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. Cora, a native of Puerto Rico, played parts of four seasons with the Red Sox (2005-08) during his 14 seasons as a player.