Singapore markets closed
  • Straits Times Index

    2,949.04
    -24.50 (-0.82%)
     
  • Nikkei

    28,966.01
    -1,202.26 (-3.99%)
     
  • Hang Seng

    28,980.21
    -1,093.96 (-3.64%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    6,468.71
    -183.25 (-2.75%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    47,948.14
    -3,076.04 (-6.03%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    961.47
    +28.33 (+3.04%)
     
  • S&P 500

    3,841.96
    +12.62 (+0.33%)
     
  • Dow

    31,194.93
    -207.08 (-0.66%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    13,286.53
    +167.10 (+1.27%)
     
  • Gold

    1,720.10
    -55.30 (-3.11%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    62.44
    -1.09 (-1.72%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.5080
    -0.0100 (-0.66%)
     
  • FTSE Bursa Malaysia

    1,577.75
    -3.79 (-0.24%)
     
  • Jakarta Composite Index

    6,241.80
    -47.85 (-0.76%)
     
  • PSE Index

    6,794.86
    +38.91 (+0.58%)
     

White Sox SS Tim Anderson backs Tony La Russa

·1-min read
MLB: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is ready to play for manager Tony La Russa.

The flamboyant and energetic Anderson said when La Russa was hired that he was concerned he'd need to tone down the spice in his game, something he was not ready to change.

But after a face-to-face meeting in Arizona as the White Sox opened spring training, Anderson, 27, said he's all-in on the 76-year-old manager.

"Just to see what page he's on is definitely awesome," Anderson said Monday, noting he arrived in Arizona ahead of schedule for the purpose of meeting with La Russa. "Just have conversations with him -- very motivating. The drive to want to win, he has that. I'm behind him 110 percent. That's the ultimate goal, is to win and to win a World Series here. I'm behind him."

La Russa was last a manager in 2011 and has largely been in an administrative or advisory role since that season with the St. Louis Cardinals ended.

Anderson hit .322 in 2020 and won the American League batting title in 2019. After the meeting and a sitdown with media, Anderson said he's more confident the White Sox "got the right man."

(Field Level Media)