The San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB) will keep Bob Melvin as their manager next year.
“He is our manager now and he will be our manager for the foreseeable future,” Padres general manager A.J. Preller said in a teleconference on Friday.
“Despite what has been said in recent weeks, Melvin and I will return to the postseason next season,” he added.
Melvin, a three-time National Coach of the Year, signed a three-year contract with San Diego in October 2021.
In his first season, 2022, the team reached fall ball and swept the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers to reach the National League Championship Series.
Encouraged, the team invested more this past winter, with a team payroll of $258 million to start the season, ranking third in the majors.
With a star-studded roster, the Padres had their sights set on a World Series berth, but they missed the postseason with an 82-80 record and a .506 winning percentage.카지노사이트
The team’s disappointing performance led to speculation of a rift between Preller and Melvin in the second half of the season.
“There were reports that Melvin and I weren’t even talking, and we talked four or five times a day,” Preller said, adding, “I don’t trust anonymous articles because they’re so blown out of proportion.”