MLB: Bob Melvin wants an ‘old acquaintance’ to be his Padres third base coach

The San Diego Padres they still have some vacancies to fill in the coaching staff of the new manager Bob Melvin, including the two point guard positions. San Diego has been in contact with him former player Matt Williams on the possibility of serving as a third base coach.

Williams, 56, spent the 2018-19 seasons on the Athletics staff as a third base coach during Melvin’s time as Oakland captain:

Of course, Williams is best known for his 17-year career as a major league player and two seasons as manager of the Nationals. A five-time All-Star as a player, Williams took over the Washington dugout in 2014.

He was named the National League Manager of the Year in his first season at the helm, a year in which the club went 96-66 to claim the NL East title. However, the Nats disappointed the following season, and Williams was fired and replaced by Dusty Baker after the 2015 campaign.

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Most recently, he spent the 2020-21 seasons managing the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization. Williams and the Tigers mutually agreed to separate at the end of last season.

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I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Bob Melvin wants an ‘old acquaintance’ to be his Padres third base coach