CHICAGO - Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Friday he expects manager Robin Ventura to return next season.
Hahn said bench coach Mark Parent's contract will not be renewed and that assistant hitting coach Harold Baines has requested to move into an ambassador role. Ventura and the rest of the staff are expected back.
"Obviously, everyone with this organization is extremely disappointed with the way the season has played out," Hahn said. "We have already begun the work of trying to address several of the areas in which all of us need to improve in order to get us to the level that we want to get to for the future."
"If I didn't feel, if we didn't feel as an organization that Robin had the ability to be a championship-caliber manager, he wouldn't be here."