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Manager Bob Melvin, who led San Diego in the U.S. professional baseball, which includes Kim Ha-sung (27) and Choi Ji-man (32), will take the helm of San Francisco next year.
Citing multiple officials, the Associated Press reported on the 25th, "San Francisco has agreed to a formal contract with Melvin and will officially announce it soon."
Melvin, who signed a three-year contract with San Diego in November 2021, has one year left on his contract, but recently asked for the club's understanding and interviewed for the San Francisco manager.
Melvin, who first took the helm of the big league in Seattle in 2003, went through San Diego after Arizona (2005-2009) and Oakland (2011-2021). In his 20 seasons as a manager in the Major League Baseball, he recorded a total of 1517 wins and 1,425 losses and advanced to the postseason eight times. He has also received the Director of the Year award three times.
San Diego recorded 171-153 losses in two years.
Last year, the first season, he defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to reach the National League Championship Series, but failed to advance to the fall baseball league this year.
This season, he was embroiled in a feud with San Diego general manager AJ Preller.
Meanwhile, Mike Shildt, a former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, is a promising replacement for San Diego, where Melvin left.
Shildt, who also received the 2019 Coach of the Year award, has been a senior advisor to Major League Baseball staff and player development in San Diego since last year. Shildt also served as the third base coach instead when Matt Williams, a former KBO League KIA coach, was away due to cancer surgery earlier this season.
Also mentioned is bench coach Ryan Flaherty as one of San Diego's next coach candidates.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023