LEADING OFF: La Russa, White Sox weigh ’22 after elimination
A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday:
The White Sox manager Tony La Russa waits to see if Chicago is interested in him after his club was eliminated by Houston in Tuesday’s AL Division Series.
The Hall of Famer came out of retirement in order to assist the star-studded White Sox with a deep postseason run. They didn’t get the pitching, and they only occasionally received the hitting that led them to their first division title in 13.
There were many questions about how an old-school, three-time World Series winner would react to Chicago’s young stars like Tim Anderson after a decade of being away from the dugout.
It wasn’t easy. It’s unclear if La Russa will be back next season.
” I’m not going to talk about me,” he stated Tuesday. “I’ve only used one process that I was able to have some security. It was probably the fifth or sixth year. I asked them ‘do you want me back?’ If they say no, I would leave. If they say yes, you can ask the players. They need to choose the manager they want. If you get both of those, then you check yourself.”
Game 4 starter Carlos Rodon called him a “very special manager.”
“It was just a pleasure to play for him. He said that few guys can claim to have played for a Hall of Fame manager.
The Atlanta Braves are off to the NL Championship Series but will be without slugging outfielder Jorge Soler for at least several more days after he tested positive for COVID-19. Cristian Pache, a rookie, replaced him on Tuesday’s NL Division Series game 4 win over Milwaukee.
Soler batting. 091 without any homers or RBIs in the three first games against Milwaukee. He scored a total of. 223 with 27 runs and 70 RBIs in the regular season with Kansas City, Atlanta.
JAKE BREAKING The Astros hope for a quick recovery of center fielder Jake Meyers, who was hurt in a collision with a wall while attempting to score a run.
Meyers was reported by the Astros to have suffered discomfort in his left shoulder following a second-inning collision with Gavin Sheets’ solo run. Meyers was checked for several minutes and then took a few throws before he walked off the field. Chas McCormick replaced him.
The 25-year-old rookie hit . 260 six homers, and a. 761 OPS.
After a win over the White Sox in a thrilling game, Houston will host the Boston Red Sox to open the AL Championship Series.
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