Former Major League Baseball player Alex Cora joined ESPN and ESPN Deportes as an MLB analyst prior to the 2013 MLB season. Cora provides analysis on various platforms across both networks, including Baseball Tonight, Beisbol Esta Noche, SportsCenter and other studio programming. He also contributes to ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio.
Cora, a Puerto Rican native, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1993 First-Year Player Draft but opted to play for the University of Miami, where he reached the College World Series three times. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1996 and made his major league debut on June 7, 1998.
After seven years with the club, Cora signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Indians in 2005. He was traded to the Boston Red Sox midway through the season. He stayed with Boston for three seasons and won a World Series with the club in 2007. Throughout his 14-year career, he also spent time with the New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals. Cora was a solid defensive player (career .976 fielding percentage) and a versatile infielder with strong knowledge of the game and leadership skills.
Cora is also the general manager of Puerto Rico’s Caguas Criollos baseball team and led them to the 2013 Caribbean Series in his first year. Cora previously played for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic – both in 2006 and 2009.