The Chicago White Sox and manager Rick Renteria have agreed to part ways, the team announced Monday.
Renteria spent the past four seasons as the White Sox manager, finishing with a 236-309 record. He guided Chicago to a 35-25 record this past season and the franchise’s first postseason appearance since 2008. The White Sox were swept by the Oakland Athletics in the wild card round.
In Renteria’s first three seasons, the White Sox were 67-95, 62-100 and 72-89. But in the offseason they signed several big-name free agents and signaled they were ready to compete. They signed Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel, Edwin Encarnacion and Gio Gonzalez.
After a slow start, they led the AL Central for much of the abbreviated season but finished the regular season on a down note. They went 3-12 in their last 15 games and lost home field advantage for the playoffs.
The White Sox hired Renteria as a bench coach in 2015, after he was fired by the Chicago Cubs. Renteria was named manager in 2017, replacing Robin Ventura. Renteria, 58, had one year remaining on his contract.
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