Quotes from the Texas Rangers regarding the hiring of Jayce Tingler as manager of the San Diego Padres

October 28th, 2019

President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels:

“Jayce has impacted the Rangers in so many ways over the past 13 years. He’s a legitimate difference maker, and he’s going to help push the Padres forward. I’m thrilled for him and wish him, Callie and their boys only the best.”

Manager Chris Woodward: 

“I’m very proud of Jayce. He has had a huge impact on our players, our Major League staff, and the entire organization. He is a great baseball guy who is all about relationships. I want to thank him for everything he has done since I’ve been here. He really cares.”

Outfielder Willie Calhoun:

“I am so happy for Ting. The work we did together last offseason was very important in my development as a player. He pushed me to be better in every aspect of the game. He’s a great hire by the Padres.”

Tingler, who served as the Rangers’ Major League Player Development Field Coordinator in 2019, is the third individual to go directly from Texas’ Major League coaching staff to a managerial position with another MLB club. Art Howe was hired as manager of the Houston Astros for the 1989 season after serving as the Rangers’ first base and hitting coach from 1985-88. Clint Hurdle was Texas’ hitting coach in 2010 before being appointed as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates for 2011.