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Report: White Sox manager Tony La Russa to retire Monday

Field Level Media
03 Oct 2022, 01:40 GMT+10

Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is expected to announce his retirement Monday, USA Today reported.

La Russa, who turns 78 on Tuesday, has one more year remaining on his contract with the White Sox.

The team announced last week that La Russa would not return to the dugout for the remainder of the 2022 season due to an ongoing medical situation. La Russa has been out since Aug. 28 with a heart ailment.

Bench coach Miguel Cairo will continue to serve as acting manager for the White Sox (78-80), who conclude their season on Wednesday.

A Hall of Fame manager, La Russa came out of retirement prior to last season and led the White Sox to the playoffs.

La Russa spent eight years managing the White Sox from 1979-86 before joining the Oakland Athletics in the same position and managing them to three AL pennants and the 1989 World Series title in a 10-year span.

He then managed the St. Louis Cardinals for 16 years, during which they won three National League pennants and won the 2006 and 2011 World Series. La Russa retired following the latter win before returning to Chicago ahead of the 2021 campaign.

--Field Level Media

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