Robin Ventura announces he's out as White Sox manager
CHICAGO (AP) Robin Ventura has announced he will not return as manager of the White Sox next season.
Speaking after Chicago's season-ending 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, Ventura said it was ''a personal decision.'' Ventura was in the last year of his contract.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that bench coach and former Cubs manager Rick Renteria will likely take over. But the team did not immediately announce a replacement. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is scheduled to address reporters Monday.
Ventura went 375-435 in five seasons with the White Sox. After an 85-77 debut in 2012 that wasn't good enough for the playoffs, Ventura suffered through four consecutive losing seasons.
The White Sox finished 78-84 this year despite a 23-10 start that gave them a six-game lead in the AL Central on May 9.