Tony La Russa’s manager will not return this season under the guidance of his doctors, the Chicago White Sox announced on Saturday.
“After undergoing additional tests and medical procedures over the past week, Tony La Russ’s doctors have advised him not to return as Chicago White Sox manager for the remainder of the 2022 season,” Sox said in a statement.
CEO Rick Hahn added at Guaranteed Rate Field: “I spoke to him (Saturday) morning and he had no problem letting everyone know there was a treatment protocol he planned to follow. …
“As for the inevitable question, ‘Well, what does that mean for the next season?’ We’ll end this season first, and then we’ll take care of anything else when it comes to turning the page at the end of this year.
Bench coach Miguel Cairo will remain Acting Manager until the end of the season.
“I spoke to him (Friday) tonight, he’s fine,” said Cairo of La Russa. “Health first. This is the most important thing now.
“We have a job to do – we have to finish well. I talked to the players (before Saturday’s game against Detroit Tigers), I let them know and 11 more matches, let’s end hard.
Sox were without La Russa, 77 years old, from August 30when they announced less than an hour before the game against the Kansas City Royals that they would not be able to make it tonight. The next day, the Sox told La Russa left for an indefinite period and will undergo further tests with doctors in Arizona.
La Russa was allowed to attend a ceremony for former pitcher Dave Stewart on the day September 11 in OaklandCalifornia
“Health is nothing to mess with,” La Russa said prior to the event. “I was checked in Chicago and the reason I flew to Arizona is because this place has been physical since the 90s. They took care of it, they fixed it, now it’s just a matter of recovering. Don’t mess with your health. “
He said Janie McCauley of the Associated Press he had a pacemaker.
La Russa flew to Chicago with the team after game A and was present for the next series against the Colorado Rockies, watching from his apartment. He did not travel with the team on his next trip to Cleveland and Detroit.
Asked if he had a sense if La Russa was still going to cope, Hahn said, “Right now our focus is on his health.”
La Russa is in the second season of their second season with the Sox, who hovered around the .500 for most of the season and are close to leaving the playoffs.
The Sox lost their fifth consecutive game on Saturday, losing 7-2 to the Tigers to drop to 0.500 at 76-76. The Tigers started the game with four rounds in seventh place, including three-time Homer Javier Báez.
The Sox is nine games behind the first-place winner Cleveland Guardians, whose magic number to beat American League Central is one.
La Russa ranks second among the top league managers in victories. The 2014 Inductee Hall of Fame won World Series titles with Oakland Athletics (1989) and St. Louis Cardinals (2006, 2011).
“I’ve learned a lot, I’ve learned so much, I’m still learning because you learn something different every day,” said Cairo. “I always double-check with him. What would he do differently in this situation is very simple to me. Sometimes “OK, I didn’t think about it.” It’s an educational experience that I enjoy. I am learning from the best, I am still learning from the best.
“We reflect on games, pondering movement or innings that are happening. Of course, when you lose, you’ll have a guess. When you win, sometimes you do things that are out of the book and work, and sometimes you go by the rules and it doesn’t work. As long as you follow the information and intuition, this balance, you will give your players a chance for success.
The Sox came in on Saturday 13-10 as Cairo took control on August 30.
“(Cairo) and the coaches did a very good job,” said Hahn. “We’ve seen on different episodes, unfortunately not in the last four days (all four defeats), but for longer episodes in the last few weeks, this team was showing glimpses of the game at a level we thought they were capable of throughout the entire season. A little late in the year. But I think these guys deserve great credit for what was imposed on them on the fly and the way they reacted, both in the coaching room and in the clubhouse.
“I feel that in many respects they have not missed a beat, for which they deserve great praise. The focus is on the games and series ahead, as opposed to any uncertainty. At the same time, Tony is in their mind and there is communication with Tony and good wishes. I don’t feel in any way that the club was distracted despite the circumstances. A very professional response. “
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