New Padres coaching staff includes ex-managers Matt Williams, Bryan Price

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — New San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin has hired former All-Star third baseman and manager Matt Williams and former manager Bryan Price to round out his coaching staff.

Williams, best known for his 10 seasons with the NL West rival San Francisco Giants, will be third base coach. Price, a former manager of the Cincinnati Reds, will be senior adviser to the coaching staff.

Melvin was hired on Oct. 28 to replace the fired Jayce Tingler. Pitching coach Ruben Niebla was hired by general manager A.J. Preller a few days before Melvin’s hiring was announced.

Other new additions to the staff include:

  • Ryan Christensen, bench coach;
  • Michael Brdaras, hitting coach;
  • David Macias, first base coach and outfield instructor;
  • Francisco Cervelli, catching coach; and
  • Herberto Andrade, bullpen catcher.

Several staffers also will return to the staff from the 2021 season. Among them: Ryan Flaherty as quality control coach, Ben Fritz as bullpen coach and Peter Summerville as game planning and coaching assistant.

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