By Bruce Levine–
CHICAGO (CBS) — Being a professional until the end, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Sunday’s season finale that he will wait to address his baseball future after the game.
The White Sox on Monday will replace Ventura as manager with bench coach Rick Renteria, sources confirm. Ventura’s in the fifth and final year of his contract.
“The biggest thing is that the players are ready to play today,” Ventura said before the after White Sox-Twins game at U.S. Cellular Field. “That stuff is important to me, so we need to respect that until the end of the day.”
Ventura did allow for one question before he asked to table the conversation until postgame.
“I enjoyed my time here if it is (the last game for him),” he said. “Mostly I will talk to you after the game. Guys are still close to numbers, Chris (Sale) is in the Cy Young conversation. Today is important for our players, and I respect the purity of that and to be able to finish the season that way. I will talk after the game about what is going on.”
Bruce Levine covers the Cubs and White Sox for 670 The Score and CBSChicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @MLBBruceLevine.