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Good Morning San Diego - January 13, 2022

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Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Thursday, January 13, 2022.

MLB: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres News

Padres provided Yankees easiest blueprint possible to not lose Eric Chavez (Yanks Go Yard)

Padres roster review: Luis Campusano (San Diego Union-Tribune)

MLB News

Balkovec out ‘to be a visible idea’ in baseball (MLB.com)

Commissioner statement on Balkovec hiring (MLB.com)

MLB, MLBPA set for Thu. bargaining session (MLB.com)

Lester, 3-time champ, announces retirement (MLB.com)

Keith’s No. 17 retirement ‘means the world’ (MLB.com)

Roundtable: Is Jon Lester a Hall of Famer? (MLB.com)

Rise of Genevieve Beacom, trailblazing hurler (MLB.com)

Padre of the Day

Cito Gaston

1970 Major League Baseball Allstar Game - American League v National League

Gaston was one of the first stars of the San Diego Padres, joining them in their inaugural season in 1969, becoming an All-Star in 1970 and playing with the team until 1974. Gaston batted .257 during his Padres tenure. Gaston would go on to become the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays from 1989-97 and from 2008-10, winning the World Series in 1992 and 1993.