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Padres reportedly sign Athletics’ Bob Melvin as new manager

Padres reportedly sign Athletics’ Bob Melvin as new manager

  • Athletics
  • Padres
Oct 29
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The San Diego Padres have found the right man in Oakland Athletics’ Bob Melvin to stir them back up to glory as their new manager, sources confirm.

MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell broke the news on his Twitter account.

“Sources: The Padres and Bob Melvin have agreed to a three-year deal to make Melvin the next manager in San Diego,” Cassavell wrote. “The A’s allowed Melvin to interview with the Padres. No compensation headed to Oakland for the hire.”

Nobody expected this move to happen since Melvin has been with the Athletics for the past 11 years and had his 2022 option picked up as well by Oakland back in June.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today believed the Athletics made this move to make some room for the salary cap.

“Bob Melvin was earning about $4 million a year and the A’s are slashing payroll. Tremendous hire by the #Padres,” Nightengale tweeted.

Another contributing factor could be when former manager Jayce Tingler was thought to have mishandled Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr.’s dugout incident against the Cardinals, resulting in Tingler’s sacking just days after the regular season.

Before joining the Athletics in 2011, the three-time manager of the year was in charge of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners.

  • Bob Melvin

    Robert Paul Melvin is an American former professional baseball player and coach who is the manager of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball .

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  • San Diego Padres

    The San Diego Padres are an American professional baseball team based in San Diego. The Padres compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division.

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  • San Diego Padres (PCL)

    The San Diego Padres were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1936 through 1968.

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  • Oakland Athletics

    The Oakland Athletics are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California.

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