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Ron Washington “remains a possibility” for Padres’ managerial opening, per report

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However, he’s not going anywhere until the Braves wrap up the postseason

2021 World Series Game 2: Atlanta Braves v. Houston Astros Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Padres have a managerial opening, having relieved erstwhile skipper Jayce Tingler of his duties following a disappointing campaign where the Padres, who were supposed to be one of the National League’s premier clubs, ended up being anything but and missed the playoffs altogether. Ron Washington’s name has come up repeatedly in discussions of potential candidates to fill Tingler’s seat, and well, he “remains a possibility” for the opening, per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Of course, Washington can’t be interviewed until after the Braves are done with their season, so it’s not clear how much traction his candidacy really has at this point. The Padres have already interviewed other candidates, including the recently-dismissed Luis Rojas (Mets) and Mike Shildt (Cardinals), plus the always-amusing Ozzie Guillen, but weren’t wowed enough to hire any of those gentlemen on the spot. On the other hand, if the Padres find another promising candidate, they could move on without interviewing Washington — the key decision-makers, including head honcho A.J. Preller, already interviewed Washington once in 2019 before giving the job to Tingler, after all.

Anyway, stay tuned — but for now, Washington remains with the Braves, coaching third base, as he has for the last four-plus campaigns.