Padres hire ex-Cards skipper Mike Shildt as consultant


The San Diego Padres hired former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt as a player development consultant on Wednesday.

The Padres will share Shildt with the Commissioner’s Office, where Shildt took a job in the On-Field Operations department in December. Shildt told The Belleville News-Democrat that he was given permission by MLB to do both roles.

The Padres interviewed Shildt for their managerial opening in October after firing Jayce Tingler. They ultimate opted for Bob Melvin.

In a stunning move, Shildt was fired by the Cardinals in October after guiding St. Louis to the National League wild-card game on the legs of a 17-game winning streak in September. The Cardinals cited philosophical differences with Shildt despite his 252-199 record in three-plus seasons.

The Cardinals made the playoffs in each of his last three seasons.

–Field Level Media

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