White Sox announce Robin Ventura will return as manager in 2016

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Earlier this afternoon the White Sox fired bench coach Mark Parent with just three games remaining in the season, but before the speculation train could leave the station regarding Robin Ventura’s job status general manager Rick Hahn announced that Ventura will return as manager in 2016.

It will be Ventura’s fifth season on the job and he’s experienced little success through the first four years, going 295-350 (.457). That includes a 74-85 record this season following a busy, big-spending offseason in which the White Sox created quite a bit of buzz and nearly as much optimism surrounding their chances to contend.

Ventura went 85-77 as a rookie, first-time manager in 2012, but since then the White Sox have gone 69-99, 73-89, and 74-85 while failing to finish above fourth place.