It was always treated as La Russa was “out indefinitely”: the organization obviously gave him all the time he needed to take care of himself, as they should.
Fortunately for him, it appears he is feeling a lot better because we now know when he might be back with his team in the dugout.
“Tony La Russa is ‘going to be okay’ and eyes a potential return to managing ‘early next week,’ according to @JonHeyman,” White Sox Talk tweeted.
— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) September 8, 2022
La Russa had left the White Sox in that late-August series against the Kansas City Royals while citing “undisclosed medical reasons.”
La Russa Needed Some Time Off To Attend To His Health
Obviously, he wasn’t feeling well and needed some time.
If he completed a return to action early next week, he would have been out for about two weeks.
According to NBC, “reports dropped of La Russa flying to Arizona to visit personal doctors with a heart issue.”
La Russa is reportedly “hoping to attend Dave Stewart’s No. 34 retirement ceremony in Oakland on Sunday before rejoining the Sox,” according to Heyman.
Miguel Cairo has been acting as the White Sox’s interim manager in the meantime.
He has a 6-3 record in front of the team, and Chicago has won three straight series.
The White Sox are 69-68, still looking to sneak into the postseason as the AL Central division winners.
They are tied in second place with the Minnesota Twins, and both of them are a couple of games behind the Cleveland Guardians.