Red Sox accept White House invite and Cora says he'll go

Red Sox president Sam Kennedy announced the visit Monday, at a screening of the team's World Series documentary. He said the White House had extended the invitation and the team had accepted. No date has yet been scheduled.

In September, Cora -- the first Puerto Rican manager to win the World Series -- expressed frustration that the president questioned the death toll left by Hurricane Maria on the island in 2017. Cora called the president's comments "disrespectful."

"It's a little bit, kind of like, frustrating that the topic keeps coming and coming and coming," Cora said. "What's the point, honestly? And I respect him. He's the president of the United States. But I don't agree with a lot of stuff that he says about us."

Asked after winning the Series if he would go to the White House, Cora said he would use his visit for good.

Team visits to the White House after winning a championship have been routine since the 1980s. But after some Golden State Warriors said they would not attend Trump's White House following their 2017 championship, they were dis-invited by the President.  On June 6, when the Philadelphia Eagles attempted to send a delegation of only a few players, the White House canceled the visit. And on June 8, the President said neither the Cleveland Cavaliers nor the Warriors would be invited after winning the 2018 NBA title.

The Houston Astros visited the White House in March, and the Washington Capitals have received an invitation.