It's a topic that hits home for Red Sox manager
The work done in the following days and weeks by the
"It's a little bit frustrating that the topic keeps coming and coming and coming," Cora said. "What's the point, honestly? I respect him. He's the president of
Trump took issue with the official death toll from Maria. He tweeted that
"We will never know how many we lost," Cora said. "I hate that people make it a political issue. This is about human beings. The people that went through this, they know what happened."
Total damage on the island was estimated at
"To be tweeting about 3,000 people and being efficient, it's actually disrespectful for my country," Cora said. "We see it that way. I know, probably, he doesn't see it that way.
"Like I said, thank you for helping us. He went down there. He did what he did. I hate talking about politics, but I think this is more than politics. It's about a country that really suffered."
Back to the bench
The third baseman has appeared in just 18 games since
"We've had conversations," Cora said. "We talked a few days ago, and he understands. We're here to help him out."
Devers hasn't cracked a .750 OPS since early May. He totaled 23 of his 55 RBI before that date and has struggled defensively, committing a league-high 22 errors and checking in at minus-11 in defensive runs saved.
"He's talented," Cora said. "We know that. He can do some damage. We want him to get there. We want that guy -- I really do."
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