The late-season collapse of the San Diego Padres is expected to mark the end of Jayce Tingler’s two-year stint as manager.
Major League Baseball Network reported Saturday that Tingler “will be relieved of his managerial duties.” It is known that San Diego general manager A.J. Preller is considering a change.
The Padres responded to the report by MLBN’s Jon Heyman with a statement.
“Per A.J. Preller, no decision has been made on Jayce’s employment status at this time. Heyman’s report is completely premature. (Tingler) will be managing our game today.”
The Padres were 78-82 and on a seven-game losing streak entering Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. After being 67-49 on Aug. 10, San Diego has gone a porous 11-33 in a startling fall from likely playoff participant to clinching a losing campaign.
Tensions in the clubhouse became a hot topic two weeks ago when third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. engaged in an intense shouting match and were separated by teammates.
The Padres conclude their season on Sunday against the Giants. Teams typically dismiss managers one day later.
San Diego went 37-23 and won a first-round playoff series in Tingler’s first season as manager. He was runner-up for National League Manager of the Year honors for the shortened campaign.
–Field Level Media