A familiar Mets name is on the list of Padres’ managerial candidates.
Luis Rojas, who earlier this month was informed by the Mets he won’t be returning in that role for 2022 — officially, his club option was declined — has interviewed for the Padres’ managerial vacancy, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Padres, who are searching for Jayce Tingler’s replacement, have also interviewed former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt.
The 40-year-old Rojas has ties to the Padres — his brother, Moises Alou, serves as a special assistant to general manager A.J. Preller.
Rojas, whose departure as Mets manager came after consecutive losing seasons, has been offered an unspecified job within the organization if he chooses to stay.
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