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Good Morning San Diego - December 21, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

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San Diego Padres News

How the Padres nearly ended up in D.C. (MLB.com)

New manager Bob Melvin adds to San Diego Padres’ coaching staff, hires Matt Williams, Bryan Price (ESPN.com)

Padres roster review: Javy Guerra (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Padres Name Bryan Price Senior Advisor To Coaching Staff (MLB Trade Rumors)

Padres make diverse coaching staff official (San Diego Union-Tribune)

MLB News

A’s hire Mark Kotsay as manager (source) (MLB.com)

1 stat to know for every HOF candidate (MLB.com)

Josh Gibson: A larger-than-life legend (MLB.com)

Mets to introduce Showalter on Tuesday (MLB.com)

New A’s skipper was collegiate Ohtani (MLB.com)

MLB donates $100K for tornado recovery (MLB.com)

Padre of the Day

Gene Tenace

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Although he is mostly remembered for his time with the Oakland Athletics, Tenace continued his career down south with the Padres when he became a free agent following the 1976 season. In four years with the Padres, Tenace batted .237 but was a plus on the defensive end. He never recaptured the magic he had while in Oakland, but was the best catcher in franchise history up until he left. He’s still considered today as one of the best catchers in Padres history. Following his time with the Friars, Tenace spent two seasons in St. Louis and one season in Pittsburgh before retiring after the 1983 season.