Bob Melvin reportedly left Oakland A to manage San Diego Padres – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF / AP) – Bob Melvin has reportedly ended his tenure as manager of Oakland Athletics and headed to Southern California to manage the San Diego Padres.

MLB.com and Padres beat reporter AJ Cassavell, said Melvin, 60, signed a three-year contract to manage the Padres.

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Melvin replaces Jayce Tingler, who was sacked on Oct.6 after a second-half collapse brought the Padres from a solid grip on the NL’s second-place wild card to finish with a losing record for the 10th time in 11 seasons.

Melvin’s hiring is a total of 180 for general manager AJ Preller, whose previous two managerial hires had no experience as a big league skipper.

Melvin comes on board with 18 seasons of big-league management experience and a 1,346-1,272 record with the A’s, Mariners and Diamondbacks. He has been named manager of the year three times, including in both leagues.

This year, Melvin became the most successful manager in Oakland team history, but the A’s missed the playoffs after three straight playoff spots. He was 853-764 years old with Athletics.

Melvin led the Mariners for two seasons and the Diamondbacks for five seasons.

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It’s unclear whether the uncertainty over the Oakland Stadium situation led Melvin to travel to San Diego, but it could have been, given the A’s let him interview the Padres with a year of remaining contract.

Preller hired Cleveland’s Ruben Niebla as his pitching coach on Wednesday.

The As looked to Melvin in the middle of the 2011 season to replace Bob Geren, who they fired, and Melvin brought the stability the club desperately needed. He earned the respect of his players for being fair, kind and unafraid to take risks with young people.

Oakland won the AL West in the pandemic-shortened 60-game 2020 season after back-to-back arrivals with wilds. In the playoffs, the As beat the White Sox in the wildcard round to end a nine-game losing streak in the winner’s playoff games – a major league record that dated back to the 1973 World Series – before moving on. lose to rival the Houston Astros in a four-game AL Division streak.

In 2012, Oakland became the first team in major league history to win a division or pennant after being led by five games with under-10s to play, sweeping three games against Texas to win the division.

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