- Associated Press - Sunday, October 2, 2016

CHICAGO — Robin Ventura has announced he will not return as manager of the White Sox next season.

Speaking after Chicago’s season-ending 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, Ventura said it was “a personal decision.” Ventura was in the last year of his contract.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that bench coach and former Cubs manager Rick Renteria will likely take over. But the team did not immediately announce a replacement. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is scheduled to address reporters Monday.

Ventura went 375-435 in five seasons with the White Sox. After an 85-77 debut in 2012 that wasn’t good enough for the playoffs, Ventura suffered through four consecutive losing seasons.

The White Sox finished 78-84 this year despite a 23-10 start that gave them a six-game lead in the AL Central on May 9.

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