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Photos: Mayor Walsh, Red Sox Bring Hurricane Relief Supplies To Puerto Rico04:24
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Red Sox manager Alex Cora picks up a box of supplies which will be delivered to his hometown of Caguas, in Puerto Rico. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Red Sox manager Alex Cora picks up a box of supplies which will be delivered to his hometown of Caguas, in Puerto Rico. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and members of the Red Sox traveled to Puerto Rico Tuesday to bring 10 tons of supplies to the hurricane-stricken island.

Sox manager Alex Cora, who is originally from Puerto Rico, said he hopes the trip can bring awareness that remote parts of the island are still without power, including his hometown of Caguas, which is about 16 miles south of San Juan.

"[If you] concentrate only on San Juan, the metropolitan area, the tourism, you know, where people go just to hang out and that looks great, but go to the mountains, go to where we're gonna be today. On a daily basis, they're in need."

Click the audio player atop this post for Simón's interview from Puerto Rico.

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Shorty after landing in San Juan, Rick Porcello (22) and manager Alex Cora (28) are greeted by teammates Chris Sale, left, and Christian Vazquez. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Shorty after landing in San Juan, Rick Porcello (22) and manager Alex Cora (28) are greeted by teammates Chris Sale, left, and Christian Vazquez. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is greeted by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló after landing in San Juan. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is greeted by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló after landing in San Juan. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cora speaks with Walsh and Massport Director of Policy Jose Masso at Logan Airport prior to the trip to Puerto Rico. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cora speaks with Walsh and Massport Director of Policy Jose Masso at Logan Airport prior to the trip to Puerto Rico. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Pitcher Rick Porcello speaks to the media at Logan Airport prior to the disaster relief trip to Puerto Rico. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Pitcher Rick Porcello speaks to the media at Logan Airport prior to the disaster relief trip to Puerto Rico. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cora speaks with the media at Logan Airport prior to his trip to Puerto Rico to deliver disaster relief. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cora speaks with the media at Logan Airport prior to his trip to Puerto Rico to deliver disaster relief. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
At the airport in Puerto Rico, Cora picks up a box of supplies. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
At the airport in Puerto Rico, Cora picks up a box of supplies. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cora gets a hometown hero's welcome at La Mesa Sports Complex in Caguas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cora gets a hometown hero's welcome at La Mesa Sports Complex in Caguas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh hands out relief supplies to residents of Caguas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh hands out relief supplies to residents of Caguas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Pitcher Chris Sale offers a baseball glove to a young boy in Caguas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Pitcher Chris Sale offers a baseball glove to a young boy in Caguas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Chris Sale hands baby Alex Valez very carefully over to teammate Rick Porcello. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Chris Sale hands baby Alex Valez very carefully over to teammate Rick Porcello. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A line of people waiting for supplies wraps around a basketball court at La Mesa Sports Complex in Caguas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A line of people waiting for supplies wraps around a basketball court at La Mesa Sports Complex in Caguas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
People walk down the road with bags of supplies collected at the Red Sox relief event. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
People walk down the road with bags of supplies collected at the Red Sox relief event. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A man leans against his car and tips his head back to finish a protein drink he just received at the relief event. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A man leans against his car and tips his head back to finish a protein drink he just received at the relief event. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This article was originally published on January 30, 2018.

This segment aired on January 30, 2018.

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Simón Ríos is an award-winning bilingual reporter in WBUR's newsroom.

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