White Sox manager Tony La Russa reportedly retiring Monday due to medical situation

Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is expected to announce his retirement Monday with one year remaining on his contract, USA Today reports. He didn't manage in September due to an ongoing medical situation.

77-year-old has won 2,899 games, 3 World Series titles, 4 manager of the year awards

White Sox manager Tony La Russa, who has been out since Aug. 28 with a heart ailment, is expected to retire on Monday at age 77. (Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images)

Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is expected to announce his retirement Monday, USA Today reported.

La Russa, who turns 78 on Tuesday, has one more year remaining on his contract with the White Sox.

The team announced last week La Russa would not return to the dugout for the remainder of the 2022 season due to an ongoing medical situation. La Russa has been out since Aug. 28 with a heart ailment.

Bench coach Miguel Cairo will continue to serve as acting manager for the White Sox (78-80), who conclude their season on Wednesday.

A Hall of Fame manager, La Russa came out of retirement prior to last season and led the White Sox to the playoffs.

La Russa spent eight years managing the White Sox from 1979-86 before joining the Oakland Athletics in the same position and managing them to three American League pennants and the 1989 World Series title in a 10-year span.

He then managed the St. Louis Cardinals for 16 years, during which they won three National League pennants and won the 2006 and 2011 World Series.

La Russa retired following the latter win before returning to Chicago ahead of the 2021 campaign. He has won 2,899 games and four manager of the year awards.

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