Rick Renteria will get another chance to prove himself as a manager in MLB, taking over at the Chicago White Sox on Monday following Robin Ventura's resignation.
The general thought in baseball circles was that Renteria got a bit of a raw deal when the White Sox's rivals the Cubs cut him loose after the 2014 season.
As was the case in his first time around in Chicago, Renteria takes over a group that has been struggling of late.
A blend of four consecutive losing seasons and the Cubs' ascent to the best record in baseball this year only ratchets up the level of expectation at U.S. Cellular Field.
After leading the rebuilding Cubs to a 73-89 record in the first season of a three-year deal, Renteria got the axe when Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cubs decided to make a big splash by bringing in one of the game's most well-regarded managers.
OFFICIAL: Rick Renteria has been named the new manager of the Chicago White Sox. pic.twitter.com/cRv7or3Icf-- Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) October 3, 2016