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White Sox manager La Russa misses game with health issue

Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - AUGUST 11: Manager Tony La Russa #22 of the Chicago White Sox walks off the field after making a visit to the mound in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 11, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO - White Sox manager Tony La Russa missed Tuesday night’s game against Kansas City with an unspecified medical issue.

The team said the 77-year-old manager would skip the game on the recommendation of his doctors and would undergo further testing Wednesday.

La Russa’s absence was announced about one hour before the first pitch. The Hall of Famer showed no signs of health issues during his pregame session with reporters and while talking to Chicago general manager Rick Hahn and former Oakland Athletics pitching great Dave Stewart before the game.

Bench coach Miguel Cairo stepped in as acting manager.