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Good Morning San Diego - November 2, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

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San Diego Padres News

Contract Signed: Bob Melvin Officially San Diego Padres’ Next Manager (NBC 7 San Diego)

New manager Bob Melvin says hearing about San Diego Padres’ interest in him ‘was a surprise’ (ESPN.com)

Exclusive: Melvin explains why he left A’s for Padres (NBC Sports)

Bob Melvin ‘surprised’ but happy to be managing Padres (San Diego Union-Tribune)

MLB News

Astros to start Garcia on short rest in Game 6 (ESPN.com)

Reports: Mets fire GM Scott 2 months after DWI (ESPN.com)

Lawyers ask to delay trial tied to Skaggs’ death (ESPN.com)

D-backs turn to Banister as new bench coach (ESPN.com)

Texas adds Ecker as coach, offensive coordinator (ESPN.com)

Padre of the Day

Carlos Asuaje

San Diego Padres v Chicago Cubs Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Asuaje played three seasons with the Padres from 2016-18 as the team’s utility infielder off the bench. In 2017, Asuaje enjoyed his best season in the bigs, batting .270 in 89 games. After he left the team in 2018, he spent part of the 2019 season in Japan with the Lotte Giants and 2020 in the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers’ organizations.