The news that every Padres fan was waiting looks like it is happening. Jayce Tingler will be relieved of his duties as manager of the San Diego Padres.
Jon Heyman reported the news first.
Jayce Tingler will be relieved of managerial duties by the Padres. Tingler is a solid baseball man who did a good job last season. But considering the team’s lofty expectations and late-season collapse, this news was eaxpected.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 2, 2021
UPDATE: The Padres have come out with a statement.
"Per A.J. Preller, no decision has been made on Jayce (Tingler's) employment status at this time," a Padres spokesperson says. "Heyman’s report is completely premature. He will be managing our game today."— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) October 2, 2021
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted shortly after the Padres statement that Preller is expected to relieve Tinger and his coaching staff of their duties.
Tingler came over from the Texas Rangers organization and had immediate success in 2020. He led the Padres to their first playoff appearance in 14 years. San Diego beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card round before being eliminated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS.
His second season at the helm didn’t go as smoothly. The Padres, despite being crowned as one of the World Series favorites in Spring Training, are going to finish the season under .500. There have recently been reports of Tingler losing the clubhouse and some players not believing that Tingler was the right leader moving forward.
It looks as if the front office will be coming to that realization.