San Diego Padres fire manager Jayce Tingler after two seasons

The San Diego Padres have fired manager Jayce Tingler after two seasons as the team’s manager. The 40-year-old Tingler led San Diego to a 37–23 record in the shortened 2020 season before they lost to the Cardinals in the NLDS. This season, the Padres were 17 games above .500 on Aug. 11, but a huge decline late in the season led to the team finishing third in the NL West with a 79–83 record.

General manager A.J. Preller said in a statement Wednesday: “Jayce accomplished a great deal in his two seasons with the Padres, leading our team through an unprecedented pandemic and into the postseason for the first time in 15 years. I have tremendous respect for him as a coach, colleague and friend. After much thought and consideration over the last several weeks, we felt change was necessary at this time to ultimately reach our championship potential in San Diego.”

San Diego will enter 2022 seeking its first World Series appearance since 1998. The Padres have missed the postseason in 14 of the last 15 seasons.

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