The 76-year-old La Reza has not served as a major league manager since finishing a 16-year run with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011, a season that culminated in La Reza’s third World Series championship.
La Russa began his managerial career with the White Sox from 1979 to 1986. White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf bought the team three years into the stretch and bought 64 of La Russa matches in that ’86 season ‘, then saw him join the Oakland Balletics later that season to trigger the eventual Hall of What became a fame career. Rensdorff long regretted that decision.
Following his run with the Cardinals, La Russa held executive roles with Major League Baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Boston Red Sox and the Angels, who hired him as senior adviser to baseball operations after the 2019 season. It is uncertain whether there is a desire to re-manage La Russa, but this year those around him said he was heavily invested in his role and still had a distinct passion for the game.
AJ Hench, whose year-long suspension at the conclusion of the World Series as a result of the Houston Astros’ fraud scandal, is also seen among the favorites to replace Rick Renteria.