As MLB's investigation of allegations of the Boston Red Sox signs when stealing signs is approaching a conclusion, Boston may also be approaching its next manager.
His departure came just days after Houston manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended by Major League Baseball - and subsequently fired by the Astros - after an investigation found the team stole signs electronically in 2017, the year they won their first World Series.
Three of the last four Red Sox managers have won a World Series in their first year on the job. The probe is expected to be done before spring training.
"Our managerial search is not yet completed".
According to The Athletic, the Red Sox also interviewed former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons this week.
"It would be concerning if something happened - that I knew I wasn't part of - that I was brought into as part of that", Roenicke said.
Roenicke has denied any involvement in the alleged scheme, claiming he even refused to legally steal signs while serving as a third-base coach for the Los Angeles Angels before joining the Red Sox.
The Red Sox departed from Cora after learning its prominent role in the 2017 Astros sign-drawing effort.
Boston parted ways with Cora on January 14 after MLB's investigation into the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal during the 2017 season and parts of the 2018 campaign.
Roenicke was a major league outfielder from 1981-88, playing with six teams.