The San Diego Padres have named Mike Shields as their new manager.
MLB.com reported on April 22, “San Diego has hired Mike Schildt as the club’s 23rd manager. The Padres signed Schilt, who served as a senior advisor to the organization the past two seasons, to a two-year contract.”
San Diego had a managerial vacancy this winter when Bob Melvin was named manager of the San Francisco Giants. According to MLB.com, the Padres interviewed several candidates over the course of about four weeks, including bench coach Ryan Flaherty, Los Angeles Angels infield coach Benji Gill and former Angels manager Phil Nevin. Shields and Flaherty remained the top two candidates for the job, and the organization said it ultimately hired Shields.
Padres President A.J. Preller said, “Shields is a proven major league manager and brings more than 20 years of professional baseball experience to the position. During his time with the Padres, he has demonstrated a passion for teaching (as an advisor) with a wealth of baseball knowledge, and has built great relationships with players and staff in both the minor and major leagues,” said Padres President A.J. Preller. “We believe he is the right person to lead our organization in our continued goal of winning a World Series.”
Mike Shields has a unique background as a former MLB player and manager, having worked his way up from scout to district championship manager with the St. Louis Cardinals. He began his coaching career as the Cardinals’ third base coach in 2017 and took the helm of the Cardinals from 2018-2021, leading the team to a first-place district finish in 2019 and earning National League Manager of the Year honors. 보스토토 주소
Schildt will work with Ha-Sung Kim at the Padres. Schildt has already coached two South Korean players. He worked with Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung Lions) when he was the Cardinals’ manager in 2017, and he coached Kim Kwang-hyun (SSG Landers) in 2021.