Red Sox say they will have new manager in 2021

The Boston Red Sox will have a new manager for the 2021 season, as the team has informed Ron Roenicke that he will not be leading the team going forward.Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement Sunday afternoon, less than two hours before the team’s 2020 season finale in Atlanta.This was Roenicke’s third season with the organization and the first as the team’s manager. He was Boston’s bench coach in 2018, when the club won the World Series, and in 2019.Entering Sunday, the Red Sox had the third-worst record in Major League Baseball and were in last place in the American League East division.“Throughout this difficult season, Ron’s consistency and professionalism kept the environment in our clubhouse productive and gave all of our players room to grow and develop,” Bloom said in a statement. “While we believe that, moving forward, we will benefit from new leadership and new energy, that does not diminish how strongly we feel about Ron. He is a man of the highest character who cares about our players and the Red Sox organization. As bench coach, he helped this team win a world championship. As manager, he showed poise and leadership in navigating an extremely challenging year. We are grateful for all of his contributions in our uniform.”Roenicke, 64, was named interim manager on Feb. 11 after Alex Cora — who led the team to the 2018 title — was implicated in the 2017 Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal and mutually agreed to part ways with the Red Sox organization in January.Boston removed the “interim” tag from Roenicke’s title in late April.This brings Roenicke’s second stint as a major league manager to an end. He managed the Milwaukee Brewers for five seasons from 2011 through 2015. In his debut season, he led the Brewers to their first National League Central title in 2011 and a franchise-record 96 wins. He finished second in the NL Manager of the Year voting that year.

The Boston Red Sox will have a new manager for the 2021 season, as the team has informed Ron Roenicke that he will not be leading the team going forward.

Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement Sunday afternoon, less than two hours before the team’s 2020 season finale in Atlanta.

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This was Roenicke’s third season with the organization and the first as the team’s manager. He was Boston’s bench coach in 2018, when the club won the World Series, and in 2019.

Entering Sunday, the Red Sox had the third-worst record in Major League Baseball and were in last place in the American League East division.

“Throughout this difficult season, Ron’s consistency and professionalism kept the environment in our clubhouse productive and gave all of our players room to grow and develop,” Bloom said in a statement. “While we believe that, moving forward, we will benefit from new leadership and new energy, that does not diminish how strongly we feel about Ron. He is a man of the highest character who cares about our players and the Red Sox organization. As bench coach, he helped this team win a world championship. As manager, he showed poise and leadership in navigating an extremely challenging year. We are grateful for all of his contributions in our uniform.”

Roenicke, 64, was named interim manager on Feb. 11 after Alex Cora — who led the team to the 2018 title — was implicated in the 2017 Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal and mutually agreed to part ways with the Red Sox organization in January.

Boston removed the “interim” tag from Roenicke’s title in late April.

This brings Roenicke’s second stint as a major league manager to an end. He managed the Milwaukee Brewers for five seasons from 2011 through 2015. In his debut season, he led the Brewers to their first National League Central title in 2011 and a franchise-record 96 wins. He finished second in the NL Manager of the Year voting that year.