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Robin Ventura turned down extension

Updated: February 13, 2013, 5:05 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed Wednesday that he turned down a contract extension this winter, while also clarifying his reasoning.

Ventura, who was a surprise choice to take over the job following the 2011 season after the club parted ways with Ozzie Guillen, finished third in the 2012 American League manager of the year voting despite having no previous managing experience.

During the offseason, new White Sox general manager Rick Hahn offered ...

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