SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have relieved manager Jayce Tingler of his duties, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. Tingler has been offered an opportunity to remain with the organization.
After being named the 21st manager in club history on October 28, 2019, Tingler led the Padres to the 2020 National League Division Series and finished 2nd in NL Manager of the Year voting. The Padres went 116–106 (.523) in his 222 regular season games at the helm, the 2nd-best winning percentage by a manager in franchise history behind Jack McKeon (193–164, .541).
“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,” Preller said. “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.”