Chicago White Sox Director Tony La Russa has left indefinitely due to an unspecified health issue.
77-year-old La Rosa missed Tuesday night’s 9-7 loss to Kansas City On the recommendation of his doctors. The team said it is scheduled to undergo additional testing in Arizona with its personal physicians “in the coming days.”
Bench coach Miguel Cairo will continue to serve as acting manager during La Rosa’s absence.
‘It’s incredibly tough’ defensive player Andrew Fon He said. “We don’t have a lot of information about what’s going on.”
Rosa’s absence was announced on Tuesday about an hour before kick-off for the first match. The Hall of Famer showed no signs of health issues during his pre-match session with reporters and while speaking with general manager Rick Hahn and the former. Auckland Athletics Monument to the great Dave Stewart before the game.
fielder right javen leaves He spent Tuesday with La Rosa and said he was “surprised” when he learned his manager was absent after hitting training.
“I found out on Twitter,” Vaughn said. “I saw the White Sox posted something, and I was like, ‘Oh my God. That’s crazy.” And then we had to go play.”
Cairo said he spoke with La Rosa and exchanged text messages on Wednesday regarding the lineup and potential in-game matches before leaving for Arizona.
“I’ll call him whenever I can,” Cairo said. “I’ll text or call and see how he’s doing. But he’ll be back.”
La Rosa is in the second season of his second managerial stint with Chicago. The team started the year with aspirations for the championship, but it was one of baseball’s biggest disappointments.
As the second game of their series against the Royal Family approached, the White Sox dropped five in a row to drop to 63-66. Cheers “Fire Tony! Fire Tony!” It was heard in the guaranteed price field.
“I understand we want to compete, win, prepare and do our best, and that’s what we’re paid to do,” Kendall Grafman He said. “But at the end of the day, there are things that I feel are vital and more important than playing baseball.
“He should be with his family and take care of himself for now. I’m not sure what’s going on with the details, but I hope we hear more in the future and all the good news will be for him.”
La Russa, a close friend of White Sox boss Jerry Reinsdorf, was a surprise in October 2020, and guided the team to the AL Central title last year.
He began his managerial career with the White Sox during the 1979 season. He won the World Championships with Auckland in 1989 and Saint Louis in 2006 and 2011.
La Rosa and Sparky Anderson are the only managers to have won world championships in the U.S. and National Championships.
La Russa was dedicated to Cooperstown in 2014. He got his first major managerial job at the age of 34 when the White Sox promoted him from Triple-A to replace fired Don Kessinger. He took office in August and led them to the record 522-510 over parts of eight seasons.
“I can’t be Tony La Rossa,” said Cairo, who played La Rosa with the Cardinals. “He’s a Hall of Famer. He’s had a lot of wins. But I’ve learned a lot from him.”
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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