Ron Roenicke is officially the 48th manager of the Boston Red Sox.
Two months after naming Roenicke their interim manager as a result of Alex Cora's untimely departure, the Red Sox have removed the interim tag. The organization was waiting for MLB's resolution to the sign-stealing investigation, which concluded Wednesday with Boston being stripped of a second-round draft pick and Cora being suspended for all of 2020.
Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom announced the move on a conference call Wednesday night.
“With that investigation complete, that interim tag is now removed and Ron is now our manager,” Bloom said.
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Roenicke's contract is up after 2020, but Bloom notes the organization is open to having him on board beyond that.
Before becoming the Sox bench coach for the 2018 campaign, Roenicke served as manager for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2010-15.