MLB Rumors: White Sox to Interview Tony La Russa for Managerial Opening

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The White Sox plan on interviewing former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez and USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

La Russa is currently a special advisor with the Angles, but Los Angeles reportedly gave Chicago permission to speak to the longtime MLB manager. La Russa managed the White Sox from 1979–1986, though he was fired early in the '86 season. He went on to manage the Athletics from 1986–1995 and the Cardinals from 1996–2011.

The 76-year-old is a three-time World Series champion. After leaving St. Louis, he took on executive roles with MLB, the Diamondbacks and the Angels, who hired him as a senior adviser after the 2019 season.

Earlier this week, the White Sox announced that they had parted ways with manager Rick Renteria, despite making their first their first trip to the postseason since 2008.

Check out the latest rumors from around MLB:

  • Former Astros manager AJ Hinch is viewed among the favorites to replace Renteria for the White Sox. (Alden Gonzalez, ESPN)
  • Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said Tuesday that manager Aaron Boone will be back in New York for the 2021 season. (Marly Rivera, ESPN)
  • Yankees GM Brian Cashman said it's "certainly a fair question" when asked whether Gary Sanchez would be the team's starting catcher next year. (Bryan Hoch, MLB.com)
  • Astros manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday night he wasn't sure what accounted for second baseman José Altuve's recent struggles in the field. (Stephanie Apstein, Sports Illustrated)