It’s official. Rick Renteria will be the next manager of the Chicago White Sox. Renteria will replace Robin Ventura, who announced his resignation after five seasons on the South Side.
OFFICIAL: Rick Renteria has been named the new manager of the Chicago White Sox. pic.twitter.com/cRv7or3Icf
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) October 3, 2016
Renteria managed the Chicago Cubs to a 73-89 season in 2014, before being replaced by Joe Maddon. Most recently, he served as Ventura’s bench coach, after spending the 2015 season away from baseball.
“I appreciate this tremendous opportunity to manage the Chicago White Sox,” Renteria said in a release. “It is a great honor as well as a great responsibility. Over the past season as Robin Ventura’s bench coach, I have gotten to know the players and staff very well, and I look forward to helping us achieve our goals together. We want to field a team that plays smart baseball, takes advantage of any opportunity within the game, and competes hard each and every day in a way that makes White Sox fans proud of our team’s effort.”