CHICAGO -- Rick Renteria is getting a second chance to manage in Chicago - this time on the South Side.
The White Sox promoted Renteria from bench coach to replace Robin Ventura on Monday, hoping he can help turn around a struggling franchise.
Renteria takes over a team with one playoff appearance since the 2005 championship year. And he gets a second chance after the Cubs unceremoniously let him go after the 2014 season so they could hire Joe Maddon.
"I appreciate this tremendous opportunity," Renteria said in a statement released by the team. "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."
Rockies: Walt Weiss out as manager
DENVER -- Walt Weiss made his way around Coors Field on Sunday to say so long to the Colorado Rockies fans for the season.
Turns out, his farewell was for good, too.
Weiss is out as manager of the Rockies after four seasons in charge. In a statement Monday, the team said Weiss has decided to step down.
However, he really didn't have a job to come back to because his contract expired after the season finale. General manager Jeff Bridich, who took over two years ago, will now get to select his own manager.
The Rockies finished 75-87 this season, their best record since 2010.
Weiss took over a team on Nov. 7, 2012, that was coming off the worst season in franchise history. He was a high school coach at the time with no major league coaching experience. The former big league shortstop learned on the fly and concluded his managerial stint in Colorado with a 283-365 record (see full story).
Twins: Indians' Falvey to lead baseball operations
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have named Cleveland Indians executive Derek Falvey to take over baseball operation, one day after wrapping up their worst season ever.
The 33-year-old assistant general manager has been with Cleveland for nine seasons. He will join the Twins after the playoff-bound Indians wrap up their season.
Falvey replaces Terry Ryan, who was fired in the middle of a season in which the Twins plummeted to 103 losses, the team's worst record since they started playing in Minnesota in 1961. Falvey will be executive vice president/chief baseball officer.
Falvey joined the Indians in 2007 as an intern. He worked in the scouting department his first three years before becoming assistant director of baseball operations in 2011.