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Good Morning San Diego - October 29, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Friday, October 29, 2021.

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San Diego Padres News

Padres hire manager Bob Melvin away from Athletics, per report (CBS Sports)

San Diego Padres hire A’s Bob Melvin to be their new manager (USA Today)

Padres to hire A’s Melvin as skipper (sources) (MLB.com)

Padres reportedly agree to three-year deal with Athletics manager Bob Melvin (Yahoo! Sports)

Padres Shock Everyone and Hire A’s Manager Bob Melvin Out of Nowhere (Bleacher Nation)

Sources: Padres hire A’s Melvin as new manager (ESPN.com)

MLB News

Ohtani, Harper among Players Choice winners (ESPN.com)

NAACP to athletes: Don’t sign with Texas teams (ESPN.com)

WS Game 2 viewers up 13% from record-low ‘20 (ESPN.com)

Feds allege illegal streamer tried to extort MLB (ESPN.com)

Marlins keep SS Rojas on 2-year, $10 million deal (ESPN.com)

Padre of the Day

Kirby Yates

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Yates served as a relief pitcher and closer for the Padres from 2017-2020. His best year came in 2019, when he made the first All-Star appearance of his career. He led the NL in saves that year with 41. He recorded a 1.19 ERA while striking out 101 batters. In 2020, Yates suffered an injury and played in just six games. In the offseason, he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays but underwent Tommy John surgery midway through the season without pitching for them.