Rick Renteria, Manager, Chicago White Sox
Date of Birth: 12/25/1961
Birthplace: Harbor City, California
Rick Renteria, manager of the Chicago White Sox, started his major league playing career in 1980 when he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. From 1980 through 1994, he played primarily in the minor leagues for the Pirates (1980-1986), Seattle Mariners (1987-1989), Montreal Expos (1991), and the Florida Marlins (1994). He played in the major leagues in 10 games with the Pirates in 1986, with the Mariners in 12 games in 1987 and 31 games in 1988, and with the Marlins in 103 games in 1993 and 28 games in 1994. In 1991, 1992, and 1996, Renteria played in the Mexican minor leagues.
After ending his career as a player, Renteria managed in the minor leagues for eight seasons (1998-2001, 2004-2007). He had a 539-583 record. His last position was as a coach for the San Diego Padres from 2008 through 2013.
Rick Renteria was hired on November 6, 2013, as the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Renteria, who had never managed before in the major leagues, was the Cubs' fourth manager in five years. He was given a three-year contract with club options for 2017 and 2018. The Cubs finished the 2014 season in last place in the NL Central division with a 73-89 record.
Renteria lost his managerial position on October 31, 2014, when the Cubs decided to replace him with Joe Maddon. He returned to major league baseball in 2016 as the bench coach for the White Sox. He was named manager of the White Sox for 2017 on October 3, 2016.