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White Sox ‘fire’ interim manager Joey Cora by text

White Sox coach Joey Corwho was told Monday thhe'd be interim manager for final two games was informed by Ken

White Sox coach Joey Cora, who was told on Monday that he'd be the interim manager for the final two games, was informed by a Ken Williams' text on Tuesday that he's no longer needed.

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Updated: September 27, 2011 3:28PM

The strange end to the White Sox’ 2011 season took another odd twist this morning when general manager Ken Williams essentially fired interim manager Joey Cora and replaced him with pitching coach Don Cooper.

Shortly after the Sox announced the immediate end to the Ozzie Guillen era Monday night, Cora, Guillen’s close friend and bench coach, was told he would serve as interim manager for the final two games.

A team official also told reporters that Cora would serve as interim manager.

But Cora received a text this morning from Williams telling him not to bother coming to the ballpark because Cooper is taking over the team for the last two games.

Cora is expected to join Guillen in Florida, where Guillen will be introduced as the new manager of the Florida Marlins on Wednesday.

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