MLB: Tony La Russa, manager of the White Sox, will not return for medical reasons | Video

Tony LaRussamanager of Chicago White Soxwill not return to the team for the remainder of the 2022 season, according to information announced by the team on Saturday afternoon, since he is in the middle of medical tests and procedures additions since last week.

La Russawho is in his second season in charge of the team for which he played in his youth, has not been in the dugout of the ‘White Sox’ from the August 30th so it has been reported as ‘heart problems related to his pacemaker’. Rick Hahngeneral manager and Michael Cairowho replaces the 79-year-old strategist, commented on the following:

We will abide by your specific wishes not to disclose your personal information. I spoke with him in the morning and he has had no problem telling us that there is a medical protocol that he will be submitting to. As a result, he will not be directing the rest of the season.

The Hall of Famestill has one year contractso that could return in 2023but when asked about managing the team in the future, Hahn commented that this topic will be reviewed once your health issues are resolved.

Right now the important thing is your health. Right now the focus is entirely on your health […] we will finish this season first and then we will touch on all the topics when it is appropriate to turn the page at the end of the year.

Although the former batting legend with Chicago has been present at events in the Big leaguesAs the retirement of Dave Stewart’s number in Oakland on September 11, or the series between Chicago and Coloradoits absence on the bench it held and will hold for the remaining games of the 2022 season.

(With information from MLB)