Hahn indicates Renteria has been extended
CHICAGO - It appears that White Sox manager Rick Renteria will be at the helm for the White Sox beyond the final year of his original three-year contract, which was set to expire after the 2019 season.
"I will say Ricky has on purpose created a culture of accountability in that clubhouse, and one that we think is important," said GM Rick Hahn told reporters Tuesday at the General Managers Meetings in Carlsbad, Calif. "It's going to continue going forward."
Hahn did not provide specifics about a new deal for Renteria, who has presided over the White Sox rebuild during the last two seasons. The White Sox have a 129-195 record under Renteria, including a 100-loss campaign in 2018. But Renteria and his staff have changed the culture of the organization with an accountability bought into by the players already in-house and the new additions. The front office has the same respect for Renteria and his staff as the players.
Hahn also mentioned a dinner he recently had with Eloy Jimenez, the team's No. 1 prospect per MLB Pipeline, and Jimenez's family in the Dominican Republic. Hahn characterized Jimenez as being in good spirits, looking great and working on his nutrition. Jimenez will be a major part of the White Sox big league squad in 2019 and beyond, with the White Sox also recently signing Enoy Jimenez, Eloy's 17-year-old brother, to a Minor League deal.