The Padres will interview Carlos Mendoza this weekend as a part of their managerial search, stories Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Yankee bench coach has additionally sat down with the Mets and Guardians about their respective vacancies.
Based on Acee, Mendoza is the fourth candidate to fulfill with San Diego brass since Bob Melvin left the group. Inner choices Ryan Flaherty and Mike Shildt have already interviewed. The opposite seems to be Angels infield coordinator Benji Gil, as Acee notes the Friars had been impressed by Gil throughout a sit-down earlier within the week. Former Angels skipper Phil Nevin is reportedly of curiosity, though it’d appear he has but to formally interview.
Mendoza, 43, has by no means managed within the majors. The Venezuela native managed for 2 seasons within the low minors with the Yankees within the early 2010s. He has in any other case labored in numerous teaching capacities for New York since concluding his minor league enjoying profession in 2009. He joined Aaron Boone’s MLB workers as infield coach going into the 2018 marketing campaign and has held the bench coach title for the final 4 seasons. Along with Cleveland and the Mets, Mendoza has earned managerial consideration from the White Sox and Pink Sox in earlier offseasons and from the Giants this fall earlier than they employed Melvin.
San Diego is certainly one of six groups with a present emptiness. The Angels, Astros and Brewers are additionally presently with no bench boss. Acee writes that the Padres may tab their new skipper inside the subsequent week.