White Sox fire manager Rick Renteria

The Chicago White Sox and manager Rick Renteria agreed to part ways Monday morning. 

Renteria, who was hired by the White Sox in 2017 to take over the managerial reigns from Robin Ventura, led the club to a combined record of 236-309 through four seasons. In 2020, Renteria led the South Siders to their first playoff berth since 2008. The White Sox, however, fell to the Oakland Athletics in the wild card round. 

The White Sox will begin to search for a replacement to Renteria in preparation for the upcoming season. Potential candidates for the vacancy include A.J. Hinch and Alex Cora, who both sat out the 2020 season due to their involvement in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. 

To go with the firing of Renteria, the White Sox also fired pitching coach Don Cooper.

The White Sox will open the 2021 season on the road against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Apr. 1. 

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