Tony La Russa Missing Tonight's Game, To Undergo Further Medical Testing

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Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa will miss tonight's home match against the Kansas City Royals due to an undisclosed medical problem.

The doctors advised La Russa to sit out of tonight's match.

The 77-year-old veteran manager will undergo further medical tests in Chicago on Wednesday,

According to an official statement from the White Sox.

Bench coach Miguel Cairo will take over as manager for tonight's game.

The White Sox are currently third in the AL Central with a 63-65 record.

The team has lost nine of its last 11 matches during the month of August.

Cairo, tonight's stand-in manager, moves 2-0 as interim manager for the team in 2021.

The White Sox are expected to receive an update on the situation in La Russa ahead of last night's match against the Royals.