The Chicago White Sox played Tuesday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals without Tony La Russa in the dugout. In his place, Miguel Cairo acted as the manager. It was a decision made with the help of La Russa’s doctors.
They were sure to note that there would be an update provided ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals. They stayed true to their word and announced that La Russa is going to be out indefinitely.
He is going to be headed to Arizona to meet with his personal physicians to determine how long he will be out. In his place, Cairo will continue acting as the White Sox manager. Hopefully, La Russa is okay.
Tony is one of the most accomplished managers in the history of the sport and his stint with the White Sox in 2021 and 2022 isn’t going to change that. He is someone that deserves respect and privacy as he deals with this time.
The Chicago White Sox are going to be without Tony La Russa indefinitely.
It is unclear if we have seen the last of La Russa as their manager but that is sure to be determined at a much later date depending on his medical status. The White Sox seem to be very accommodating to him and his family which is nice.
In addition to providing this update on the manager, they made four roster moves. Lance Lynn was reinstated from the Bereavement List and Yasmani Grandal is returned from his rehab assignment in AAA Charltote. In their place, Tanner Banks and Carlos Perez were sent down to AAA Charlotte.
They are on a five-game losing streak that they are hoping to end tonight. Hopefully, they are able to get it done despite being down their manager. The Kansas City Royals have given them fits all season long which is very odd yet predictable.
Despite everything that has happened this season, it would be nice to see the White Sox play well for their manager who isn’t with them right now. On a personal level, it seems as if all the players enjoy playing for him and could give some extra effort in La Russa’s honor.