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Robin Ventura | Catcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (49) / 7/14/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Robin Ventura confirmed Sunday that he is stepping down as manager of the White Sox.
Rick Renteria, the former Cubs manager, will be introduced as Ventura's replacement at a press conference Monday morning in Chicago. Ventura said he initiated the conversation about resigning last month and called it a "personal decision," though it's probably because he saw the writing on the wall after a tumultuous and highly disappointing 2016. "I enjoy this place," Ventura said Sunday. "I love this place. At the end, it probably needs a new voice … and I have to be big enough to understand that and go down and voice that." Oct 3 - 8:41 AM

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According to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the White Sox are expected to replace manager Robin Ventura with bench coach Rick Renteria.

The team has scheduled a press conference for Monday and it looks like we already know what it's about. The White Sox technically aren't firing Ventura. They're just not renewing his contract, which is up at the end of this year. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier this week that the White Sox were planning to bring back Ventura, but apparently they've had a change of heart. The White Sox could probably use a fresh face in the dugout after a turbulent year that included a player quitting the team because his son wasn't allowed in the clubhouse and their best pitcher taking scissors to a bunch of throwback jerseys. Assuming this is it for him, Ventura only had one winning season in his five years behind the White Sox bench.
Oct 1 - 8:25 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the White Sox are aiming to bring back manager Robin Ventura.

But the fifth-year manager's current deal expires at the end of October, so a new contract will have to be worked out. Nightengale calls the desire to retain Ventura a "surprise" given the way the White Sox have underperformed expectations over the last few seasons, but Nightengale then goes on to note that the club's front office "refuses to blame him for their woes." Ventura is earning around $1.5 million for the 2016 season.
Source: USA Today
Sep 28 - 2:15 PM

The White Sox have hired Rick Renteria as their new bench coach.

The move had been speculated for a while and is now official. Renteria went 73-89 in 2014 in his one season as the Cubs' manager in 2014 before being pushed aside in favor of Joe Maddon. He wasn't with an organization in 2015.
Source: CSN Chicago
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 04:57:00 PM

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said that the team will bring Robin Ventura back as their manager in 2016.

The White Sox are scuffling along at 74-85 this season, but it appears Ventura will have another year to try to work that into a winning record. He's an uninspiring 295-350 in his managerial career.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Friday's scheduled game between the White Sox and the Reds was postponed due to rain.

The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 4:10 PM eastern on Saturday as long as the weather cooperates. Johny Cueto will oppose Hector Noesi in Game 1 with Jason Marquis and Carlos Rodon in the nightcap.
Fri, May 8, 2015 09:10:00 PM

Friday's contest between the White Sox and Royals was suspended in a 2-2 tie after eight innings.

They'll pick things up in the ninth inning at 1:05 on Saturday before Saturday's regularly scheduled game.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 12:07:00 AM

Robin Ventura was ejected from Saturday's game against the Yankees in the second inning for arguing a call.

Adrian Nieto was called out for running outside the baseline, which prompted a fired-up Ventura to lose his cool and give the umpiring staff an earful. It was his first ejection of the 2014 season.
Sat, May 24, 2014 02:49:00 PM

Saturday's Cactus League tilt between the White Sox and Indians was cancelled due to rain.

They may have been able to get this one in had it been the regular season, but there's no need to play through the rain in an early spring contest.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 02:17:00 PM

The White Sox have signed manager Robin Ventura to a multi-year contract extension.

The details of the deal are not known, but Ventura now won't have to enter the season in the final year of his contract. "There was never really any question in our minds as to who we wanted in the White Sox dugout now and into the future," general manager Rick Hahn said. Ventura has guided the Pale Hose to a 148-176 record in his two seasons as skipper.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 01:06:00 PM

Upon conclusion of the World Series, the White Sox are expected to name Todd Steverson as their new hitting coach.

The 42-year-old Steverson has spent the last two seasons as the minor league hitting coordinator for the Athletics. Previous hitting coach Jeff Manto was relieved of his duties, after the White Sox hit .249/.302/.378 as a team in 2013, and tallied a league-worst 598 runs.
Source: MLB.com
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Robin Ventura will return to manage the White Sox for the 2014 season.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn confirmed as much on Friday. Ventura is currently under contract through the 2014 season, but turned down an offer to sign a contract extension before the 2013 season. They are currently evaluating and making decisions regarding the rest of the coaching staff, which will be finalized on Sunday.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 06:59:00 PM

Robin Ventura was ejected from Sunday's game against the Red Sox for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Dana De Muth.

In a frustrating afternoon, Ventura felt that his pitchers were getting squeezed, with Andre Rienzo and Charlie Leesman combining to walk five batters in the first four innings. He certainly got his money's worth telling De Muth how he felt about the situation at least.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Chuck Garfien of CSNChicago.com reports that White Sox manager Robin Ventura turned down a one-year contract extension over the winter.

Ventura was an American League Manager of the Year finalist in 2012 in his first season as Chicago's skipper. His current deal runs through the end of the 2014 season, though, and apparently he's not anxious to re-up for more years at this time.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 06:32:00 PM

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