Chicago White Sox part ways with manager Rick Renteria, pitching coach Don Cooper

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, October 12, 2020
Rick Renteria.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago White Sox parted ways with manager Rick Renteria, General Manager Rick Hahn announced Monday.

Renteria managed the White Sox for four seasons and had a 236-309 record with the team. Last season, the White Sox made their first playoff appearance since 2008 after finishing with a 35-25 record.

However, the White Sox stumbled at the end of the season, losing seven of their last eight games. In the playoffs, the lost in the wild card round to the Oakland Athletics.

After taking the first game of the series, the A's came back to win games two and three. In the game three 6-4 loss, many questioned Renteria's decision-making as the team used nine different pitchers.

Before becoming manager for the White Sox, he served as a bench coach for the team and was then called upon to replace Robin Ventura. He also served as a manager for the Chicago Cubs for the 2014 season before being replaced by Joe Maddon.

Pitching coach Don Cooper also will not be back with the team. Cooper has served as pitching coach since 2002, including in 2005 when the Sox won the World Series.