Rick Rontoria fired by White Sox after going to playoff – tech2.org

Rick Rontoria fired by White Sox after going to playoff


After leading the Chicago White Sox to their first postmedan appearance since 2008, manager Rick Renteria “agreed to participate” with the organization, GM Rick Hahn announced Monday.

Renteria led the White Sox to a 35–25 record and second in the epidemic-shortened 2020 season at AL Central, his fourth as Chicago manager, before falling to Oakland A in the first-of-three first-round playoff series.

White Sucks Fire Rick Renteria
The White Sox fired Rick Renteria today.Getty Images

Pitching coach Don Cooper was also let go, the team announced. Renteria had one year left on his contract, and the team’s release stated the status of the remainder of his coaching staff, “to be determined in consultation with the team’s next manager.”

The 58-year-old Renteria, who also left the Crosstown Cubs in 2014, owns a 309–398 record (.437) in five seasons as a manager in the major leagues. The 2020 promotional campaign represented only the White Sox’s second winning season in the last 10 years. He replaced Robin Ventura as the team’s 40th manager in 2016 after spending a season as a bench coach for the former Mets and Yankees third baseman.

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