Bob Melvin’s Padres coaching staff nearly final

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San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres

Author: AJ Cassavell

Published on: 2021-12-10 13:58:48

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SAN DIEGO — When the Padres dismissed Jayce Tingler in October, the team also informed its coaches that they were free to look elsewhere for jobs. That didn’t necessarily mean the entire 2021 staff would be cast aside. But the Padres wanted to ensure their next manager had a major say in the hires.

That left new manager Bob Melvin with an entire coaching staff that needed to be filled. Less than two months after his arrival, Melvin’s first Padres staff has mostly fallen into place, though it hasn’t quite been finalized.

The club expects the full specifics on the coaching search to be announced soon, perhaps next week. Here’s a look at where things stand:

The Padres formally announced the hiring of pitching coach Ruben Niebla before Melvin was brought on board, and Melvin has since expressed his full support for the…

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