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Breaking: Padres Fire Manager Jayce Tingler

A Padres season filled with nearly unprecedented expectation, the highest payroll in team history and the fifth highest payroll in all of baseball officially ended on September 25th when they were eliminated from playoff question.

The dismal trudge to a 79-83 finish also cost manager Jayce Tingler his job.

Padres president of Baseball Operation and general manager A.J. Preller announced on Wednesday that Tingler had been relieved of his duties and offered an opportunity to remain with the organization in another role.

"Jayce accomplished a great deal in his two seasons with the Padres, leading our team through an unprecedented pandemic and into the postseason for the first time in 15 years,” said Preller. “I have tremendous respect for him as a coach, colleague and friend. After much thought and consideration over the last several weeks, we felt change was necessary at this time to ultimately reach our championship potential in San Diego.”

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available...

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