(CBS) Robin Ventura confirmed he won’t return as manager of the White Sox.
After a five-year tenure as the organization’s manager, Ventura made the announcement after Chicago’s 6-3 loss in to Minnesota in Sunday’s season finale. Ventura “initiated” the decision to not return from the White Sox, he said, adding he wasn’t pushed out. Ventura’s contract was set to expire at season’s end.
Bench coach Rick Renteria will be promoted to manager Monday, sources told 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine.
Ventura expressed disappointment in the team’s lack of success while he was manager. The White Sox went 85-77 in his first season in 2012, then had four straight losing seasons. They never made the playoffs with him in charge, compiling a 375-435 (.463) record.
“We came up short,” Ventura said. “I feel like that falls on me.
“It’s not like they’re going to be building a statue out on the concourse.”
Ventura currently has no plans to manage again, though he added, “You never say never.”
Ventura praised Renteria as well.
“I know he’s a great guy,” Ventura said. “I know he’s really capable.”