It appears the White Sox will have a new manager in 2017 after all.
According to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the White Sox are expected to promote bench coach Rick Renteria to replace Robin Ventura as manager.
Last week, a report by USA Today's Bob Nightengale said that the White Sox would retain Ventura if he wanted to return, but CSNChicago.com Insider Dan Hayes reported that the White Sox had yet to determine his status for 2017.
Ventura declined to discuss his future with the White Sox amid speculation about a return.
Renteria was signed to be the White Sox bench coach for the 2016 season. His only season as manager came with a rebuilding Cubs team in 2014, going 73-89, where Joe Maddon served as his successor.
General manager Rick Hahn is scheduled to speak with the media on Monday at 11 a.m.
In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.
Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?
Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?
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The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.
On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.
But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
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