Following another disappointing season, and even rumors that Robin Ventura would be allowed to stay on as manager of the Chicago White Sox, it appears as though a change is indeed brewing.
The team is expected to name bench coach Rick Renteria as the new manager, according to multiple reports, replacing Ventura, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Despite a report earlier in the week that said the Sox had privately decided to keep Ventura aboard, should he choose to stay, both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday that Ventura’s time with the team is likely coming to an end.
The White Sox have failed to reach the postseason for eight consecutive years, five of which have been under Ventura’s leadership. Renteria managed the Cubs in 2014, before being let go upon the hiring of Joe Maddon. After a year out of baseball, he was brought on as the White Sox’s bench coach following the 2015 season.
On Saturday, the White Sox announced an end-of-the-season press conference with general manager Rick Hahn at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday at 11 a.m.
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