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Rob Manfred Gives Update On MLB's Red Sox Investigation

Alex Cora running onto the field.

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 05: Alex Cora #20 of the Boston Red Sox is announced before the Red Sox home opening game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on April 5, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

While the Houston Astros have already faced the music for their own cheating scandal, Major League Baseball's investigation into the Boston Red Sox is ongoing. The Red Sox were implicated on account of former manager Alex Cora being identified as the ringleader when he was a coach in Houston. So in his media appearance this weekend, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred gave an update on the investigation.

According to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, Manfred said that there are some people who must be re-interviewed. But the MLB Commissioner said that the plan is for the league's report on the case to be released "by the end of next week."

It's unclear what evidence - if any - that Major League Baseball has on the Red Sox cheating outside of employing Cora. The former Astros coach has since parted ways with the Red Sox.

Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Lunhow also lost their jobs as a result of the cheating scandal. The Houston franchise continues to be criticized - heavily - for what they did on way to a World Series championship in 2017.

Mets manager Carlos Beltran, who was also a coach for the Astros in 2017, resigned from his job before managing a game due to the fallout.

But unless the MLB find something truly damning on the Red Sox that occurred during their 2018 or 2019 seasons under Cora, it's hard to imagine they'll receive a punishment anything close to what the Astros got.

What do you think the commissioner will reveal in his report?