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White Sox manager Rick Renteria to miss home weekend series against Angels

White Sox manager Rick Renteria is having rotator cuff surgery Friday; bench coach Joe McEwing will manage the team in his absence.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria. (AP)
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CLEVELAND — White Sox manager Rick Renteria will miss the team’s series against the Angels at Guaranteed Rate Field this weekend because he is having surgery to repair a torn right rotator cuff.

Bench coach Joe McEwing will fill in for Renteria, who will have the procedure Friday in Chicago.

Renteria had hoped to have surgery after the season, but the discomfort has become too painful.

“It continues to worsen,” Renteria said.

Renteria, 57, missed four games in August 2018 after experiencing lightheadedness in Minneapolis. He also missed three games last season to attend his mother’s funeral.

Anderson hitting AL-best .332

Tim Anderson went 2-for-5 with a double, raising his average to .332. After missing a month with a high ankle sprain, he now has enough at-bats to qualify for the American League batting title.

Anderson’s 54 hits since Aug. 1 are the most in the majors, and he has hit safely in 19 of his last 21 games, including 14 multihit efforts with 11 doubles in that span.

Accolades for Robert

Center fielder Luis Robert was named MLB Pipeline’s hitter of the year. Robert, 22, who was named player of the year by USA Today on Wednesday, batted .328/.376/.624 with 32 homers and 36 stolen bases over three levels in the minor leagues.

Previous winners of the award are Vlad Guerrero Jr. (2018), Ronald Acuna (2017), Alex Bregman (2016), Kyle Schwarber (2015) and Kris Bryant (2014). Dylan Cease was named Pipeline’s pitcher of the year in 2018.

This and that

Chuck Swirsky will work alongside Steve Stone on TV broadcasts Friday and Saturday, and Andy Masur will team with Stone next Friday and Saturday in Seattle. Regular play-by-play man Jason Benetti will miss those games because he will be covering college football for ESPN.

—- The Sox wore NFL jerseys of their choice on the flight home.