Report: Bob Melvin agrees to 3-year deal to become Padres manager
Melvin will replace Jayce Tingler, who was fired in early October after two seasons on the Padres' bench.
The Athletics reportedly allowed Melvin to interview for the job, Cassavell notes. Oakland won't receive any compensation.
Melvin, who's served as the A's manager since 2011, had his 2022 option exercised earlier in the summer.
The A's went 853-764 and made the postseason six times under Melvin's stewardship.
The 60-year-old was twice named AL Manager of the Year during his tenure in Oakland (2012, 2018). He also received NL Manager of the Year honors in 2007 when he managed the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Padres fired Tingler after finishing in a distant third place in the NL West. They'd entered the 2021 season with sky-high expectations after making several high-profile offseason acquisitions (Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Joe Musgrove) to go alongside an exciting core including Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado.