The White Sox announced that Tony La Russa, who has been absent from the team due to a medical issue, will not return to management for the remainder of the 2022 season. A team statement read: “After undergoing additional medical tests and procedures over the past week, Tony La Russa’s doctors have directed him not to return as manager. for the Chicago White Sox for the remainder of the 2022 season. Substitute coach Miguel Cairo will continue to serve as the acting White Sox coach for the remainder of the 2022 season.
La Rosa, who will complete 78 next month, took time off from the club at the end of August. The exact nature of his medical illness was not determined at that time, although it was mentioned He will have his heart checked. He was allowed to travel to Auckland 2 weeks ago For a Dave Stewart tribute ceremony, though not to return to any kind of active duty in the dugout. It appears, in the opinion of his medical team, that La Rosa did not recover enough to return to the team during the final days of the season.
La Rosa’s contract runs until 2023, although his ability to serve as club captain next year may depend on how he recovers. Cairo has been in the lead for the past few weeks and will continue to be in this role in the long term. Although the White Sox had initially jumped under his command, they had recently calmed down. They are now eight games behind the Guardian in the Central Division and 6.5 games from the Wild Card website.
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