Padres Finalize Teaching Workers
The Padres have promoted Damion Easley to hitting coach, the workforce introduced. Moreover, Skip Schumaker will take over because the Padres’ affiliate supervisor and Rod Barajas will seize the reins as their catching and high quality management coach.
Easley, a longtime main league infielder, served because the Padres’ assistant hitting coach/infield coach in 2019. It was the primary season on a significant league workers for the 50-year-old Easley.
Schumaker, an ex-major league utilityman, spent final season because the Padres’ first base coach. He then drew curiosity from the Mets as they sought a brand new supervisor this offseason, however they elected to rent Carlos Beltran as a substitute. Now, with the Padres as one other workforce with a rookie supervisor (Jayce Tingler), Schumaker has moved up of their pecking order to develop into an much more necessary assistant.
The Padres interviewed Barajas to take over as their subsequent supervisor after they fired Andy Inexperienced, however he’s amongst a number of candidates who misplaced out to Tingler. Barajas, a former main league catcher, served in a number of roles for San Diego in 2019. He was the workforce’s bench coach earlier than grabbing the reins as interim supervisor when it let go of Inexperienced towards the tip of September.