Former Padres Manager Could Be Headed to Toronto
Jim Riggleman, a one-time Padres manager, is one of the finalist for the Toronto Blue Jays managerial job, according to The Toronto Sun. Riggelman last serve as the manager for the Washington Nationals (2010 and 2011), but reportedly resigned after a contract dispute.
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The 60-year-old Riggleman got his first managerial gig with the Padres for the 1992-1994 seasons. He is famously known in San Diego for pulling Tony Gwynn in the sixth inning of a ballgame, when he was just a single shy of the organization’s first ever cycle.
Riggleman has repeatedly said if he would have known Gwynn was that close of a cycle, he would have never pulled him.
Last year, Riggleman managed the Cincinnati Reds Double-A affiliate, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
As a manager, Riggleman has a career record of 662-824.
Former Rockies and Dodgers manager Jim Tracy is the other reported finalist for the Blue Jays managerial job.
The recent acquisitions of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, John Buck and Josh Johnson has suddenly made the Blue Jays managerial job a hot commodity.