“San Diego has decided to hire Mike Shields as its new manager, according to a source,” MLB.com, the official site of Major League Baseball, reported on Wednesday (Aug. 22). The club has not yet made an official announcement.”토토사이트
Schildt never played in the minors, let alone the majors, but he began his major league coaching career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017 as the third base coach. He also worked with Seung-Hwan Oh (Samsung) in 2017.
After serving as the St. Louis bench coach in 2018, Schildt was named acting manager when Mike Matheny resigned, and officially became the manager in August 2018. He remained head coach until 2021.
He was fired in October 2021 with one year left on his contract, and has since consulted with San Diego and Major League Baseball. He also served as an interim San Diego coach when third base coach Matt Williams, who was also the manager of the Kia Tigers, left the organization for a short time to undergo treatment for colon cancer.
The Padres went 82-80 this year, finishing third in the National League West and missing the postseason. The lackluster performance led to the departure of manager Bob Melvin, who was heavily rumored for the job, to take the San Francisco managerial job. The vacancy was filled by Schultz. Schildt, who worked with Seung-hwan Oh six years ago, will work with Ha-seong Kim next year.
According to MLB.com, “Schildt, who spent two seasons as an advisor to the San Diego organization, was the manager of St. Louis for the previous four seasons. He won the National League managerial award in 2019. Schildt’s hiring comes less than a month after San Diego granted Melvin permission to interview for the San Francisco job.”
Schildt’s role will be to lead the Padres back to fall ball after failing to make the postseason in a major investment. According to MLB.com, “San Diego will certainly be retooling this offseason. But most of the key players, especially at the plate, are likely to remain with the team. Schildt, who has served as an advisor to the organization for the past two seasons, is already familiar with the players.”
“We definitely thought about that,” said San Diego general manager A.J. Preller. There’s definitely an advantage to having someone who knows our players, someone who knows our situation, someone who knows our organization,” he said of Schilt.