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Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa will miss his team’s home game contrary to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday before undergoing further medical testing Wednesday for an undisclosed issue.
The White Sox released a statement on the problem and in addition announced that bench coach Miguel Cairo will serve because the acting manager.
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The White Sox will start a six-game homestand Tuesday which includes three matchups with Kansas City and another three versus the Minnesota Twins.
La Russa, 77, is really a three-time World Series champion and four-time Manager of the entire year who has led the White Sox (1979-1986, 2021-2022), the Oakland Athletics (1986-1995) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1996-2011).
The 48-year-old Cairo played as a computer program infielder from 1996 to 2012 for nine different teams. After his playing career, he worked for the Cincinnati Reds and NY Yankees organizations before leaving to serve as La Russa’s bench coach in 2021.
The 63-65 White Sox are on a four-game losing streak entering the Royals series, however they remain just five games back of the Cleveland Guardians for first in the American League Central.
Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito will need the ball for the White Sox, and the Royals’ Brady Singer will oppose him.