The Trade - July 7 Red Sox acquire IF Alex Cora Cleveland Indians acquire IF Ramon Vazquez Did it help? This swap of utility infielders sent Cora to the Red Sox, where he became one of their most valuable bench players and a popular clubhouse figure. With Cora as their primary backup infielder, the Red Sox reached the playoffs three times, winning the World Series in 2007. This season, Cora is serving a similar role with the New York Mets.
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