Ryan Christenson fills in for Padres manager Bob Melvin

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Author: AJ Cassavell

Published on: 2022-05-13 16:43:54

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First and foremost: Get well soon, Bob Melvin!

The Padres’ skipper underwent successful prostate surgery on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery and return to the dugout (which is undeniably excellent news). But Melvin will miss at least a portion of the team’s forthcoming road trip.

That puts bench coach Ryan Christenson at the helm for the foreseeable future. And you might be asking yourself … “Who?”

Well, here are a five quick things to know about the acting Padres manager:

1. Christenson spent the past four seasons as Melvin’s bench coach in Oakland, before assuming the same role in San Diego. Regarding his managerial style, he says, “We…

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