“Chicago #WhiteSox manager Tony La Russa will be out indefinitely while undergoing further testing with his personal doctors in Arizona,” USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.
Chicago #WhiteSox manager Tony La Russa will be out indefinitely while undergoing further testing with his personal doctors in Arizona.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 31, 2022
The medical issue affecting La Russa at the moment hasn’t been disclosed.
The skipper suddenly left the White Sox’s before Tuesday’s night game against the Kansas City Royals, following the advice of doctors.
Now, reports coming out of Chicago confirm that he will be out indefinitely while “undergoing further testing with his personal doctors in Arizona.”
He has earned his fair share of criticism in the last couple of years managing the White Sox, but the baseball universe wishes for a speedy recovery for the former World Series-winning manager.
For now, Miguel Cairo is expected to continue to fill in as Chicago’s manager.
There Is Concern In Chicago
We will have more details about the situation as soon as they become available, but the fact he left the White Sox so suddenly is, at the very least, concerning.
La Russa is 77 years old, and has had one of the most successful careers a manager can have in Major League Baseball.
From 1988 to 1990, La Russa managed the Oakland Athletics to three consecutive pennants in the American League, winning the 1989 World Series.
Then, after the turn of the millennium, he took over the St. Louis Cardinals and won the 2006 and 2011 Fall Classics.
He also has four Manager of the Year awards.
Lately, he has shown that the game has passed him by, however, as he has had issues with new rules and some of the new trends, often in detriment of his own team.
Here is hoping everything is OK with La Russa health-wise.