February 23, 2024
An aerial view of Petco Park and the town of San Diego. Photograph credit score: sandiego.gov

The San Diego Padres will rent former St. Louis Cardinals supervisor Mike Shildt as their new supervisor, the staff introduced Tuesday.

Shildt, who labored for the Padres for the previous two seasons in a guide position, will change departing supervisor Bob Melvin.

“Mike is a confirmed winner as a supervisor on the Main League degree, and he brings over 20 years of expertise in skilled baseball to the place,” Padres president of baseball operations and basic supervisor A.J. Preller mentioned in an announcement.

“In his time right here, Mike has displayed a powerful baseball mind, a ardour for instructing the sport, and has established relationships with gamers and workers at each the minor and Main League ranges. We consider that Mike is the precise individual to steer the Padres ahead in our continued pursuit of a World Collection championship.”

Shildt, 55, managed the Cardinals from 2018-21 and was named Nationwide League Supervisor of the 12 months in 2019.

The rent comes lower than a month after Melvin left the staff and was swiftly named the brand new supervisor of the San Francisco Giants

Throughout Melvin’s first 12 months as Padres supervisor in 2022, the staff superior to the Nationwide League Championship Collection for the primary time in 24 years.

However in 2023, the staff fell effectively beneath expectations, ending 18 video games out of first place within the Nationwide League West division.

Media stories detailed obvious friction between Melvin and Padres president of baseball operations A.J. Preller, although Preller advised reporters earlier this month that Melvin would stay the staff’s supervisor going into 2024.

–Metropolis Information Service