It was not a unanimous decision by any means. It may not have even been the choice of the general manager. No, we’re not talking about the Chicago White Sox and Tony La Russa. This is about Alex Cora, who is being rehired as manager of the Boston Red Sox, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the club had not yet made an announcement. Yep, 10 months after he was let go by the Red Sox less than two weeks after being reinstated from his suspension by Major League Baseball, Cora is right back where he started.

Remember when Red Sox GM Chaim Bloom announced the final day of the season that Ron Roenicke would be out the door, and when specifically asked about Cora, said that “he’s not on or radar”?