Yankees’ Alex Verdugo says no laborious emotions towards Alex Cora

Alex Verdugo, now with the New York Yankees after being acquired from the Purple Sox, insists he has no laborious emotions towards Boston supervisor Alex Cora after twice being benched final 12 months.

Verdugo, a left-handed-hitting nook outfielder, performed for Cora for 3 seasons earlier than a uncommon commerce between the AL East rivals in December.

“It is a kind of issues that, it is a bit bit bizarre, as a result of outdoors of the sport, he was nice. Whilst a supervisor, he is a great supervisor,” Verdugo stated Thursday from the Yankees’ spring coaching advanced in Tampa, Florida.

“In sure methods, ‘AC’ was laborious on me, however I haven’t got any laborious emotions towards him. It is a kind of issues. Towards the tip, we sort of ran our course out a bit bit,” Verdugo stated. “However as an individual and out of doors of baseball, I beloved him. I beloved his children, his household.”

Verdugo was first benched by Cora on June 8 for not hustling between first and second base on a grounder an evening earlier, and once more Aug. 5 for arriving late on the ballpark.

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