5 potential replacements for Alex Cora after the 2024 season

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Eric Chávez

Eric Chávez is yet another former player with advisory and coaching experience. The infielder played in MLB from 1998 to 2014 and spent the majority of his career with the Athletics, with whom he won six consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001-2006.

Chávez spent time as a special advisor in the front office of the Yankees and Angels organizations. He also served as a hitting coach in both the Yankees and Mets organizations, and he's now the bench coach for the Mets.

Chávez's playing career accolades and his coaching resume make him a good candidate for a managerial position. The Red Sox need defensive help and a former player like Chávez with a track record for success in the field could help the Sox fix their issues. Chávez is regarded as a "future manager" according to MLB insider Jon Heyman, and his years spent with the Mets learning under Buck Showalter should serve him well.

If the Red Sox need a manager for 2025 and there are no options with managing experience available, Chávez would be a fine choice.

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