Jayce Tingler

Jayce Michael Tingler (born November 28, 1980)[1] is an American professional baseball coach and manager. He is the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously served as manager of MLB's San Diego Padres from 2020 to 2021. He previously served as the major league player development field coordinator and assistant general manager for the Texas Rangers. He played college baseball for the Missouri Tigers.

Jayce Tingler
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Tingler with the San Diego Padres in 2021
Minnesota Twins
Coach / Manager
Born: (1980-11-28) November 28, 1980 (age 40)
Smithville, Missouri
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Career statistics
(through 2021 season)
Win–loss record116–106
Winning %.523
As coach

As manager

Playing careerEdit

Tingler graduated from Smithville High School in Smithville, Missouri.[2] He was named to four All-Midland Empire Conference teams in baseball.[3] He attended the University of Missouri, where he played college baseball for the Missouri Tigers baseball team. Tingler played for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2002.[4][5] He was named All-Big 12 Conference in 2003, his senior year.[6]

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Tingler in the tenth round of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft.[6] The Texas Rangers selected Tingler from the Blue Jays in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft after the 2005 season.[7] He played in Minor League Baseball for four seasons, reaching Double-A.[8]

Coaching/front office careerEdit

Minor leaguesEdit

Tingler became a minor league coach for the Dominican Summer League Rangers in 2007.[9] Tingler was the manager for the DSL Rangers in 2008 and 2009, recording first-place finishes each season. He became the manager of the Arizona Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2010, leading them to a first-place finish. Tingler was named the Coordinator of Instruction of Arizona and Dominican Operations in 2011 for the Rangers. Tingler was elevated to the role of Minor League Field Coordinator for the 2012 through 2014 seasons.[10]

Texas RangersEdit

The Rangers promoted Tingler to their major league coaching staff as major league field coordinator for the 2015 season,[11] serving on the coaching staff of Jeff Banister for two seasons.[8] In November 2016, after the departure of Thad Levine to the Minnesota Twins, the Rangers named Tingler one of their three assistant general managers.[12]

After Rangers' manager Jeff Banister was fired with ten games left in the 2018 season, Tingler was moved from the front office to the coaching staff, as the interim bench coach for the remainder of the season.[10] Following the 2018 season, Tingler interviewed for the open managerial position.[13] Tingler served as the Major League Player Development Field Coordinator for the Rangers in 2019.[14]

Leones del EscogidoEdit

Tingler served as the manager of Leones del Escogido for the first 10 games of the 2019–2020 Dominican Winter League season,[15][16] before leaving to pursue another job opportunity.[17]

San Diego PadresEdit

Tingler removes starting pitcher Joe Musgrove from a game during the 2021 season

On October 28, 2019, Tingler was named the manager of the San Diego Padres.[18] Tingler signed a three-year contract.[19]

In August 2020, Tingler publicly criticized one of his players, Fernando Tatís Jr., who was accused of breaking an "unwritten rule of baseball" by hitting a grand slam on a 3–0 pitch while the Padres were leading the Texas Rangers 10–3 in the top of the eighth inning. Tingler argued that Tatís shouldn't have swung at the pitch.[20][21] Tingler faced criticism for his remarks.[22][23]

In his first season as manager, Tingler led the Padres back into the MLB postseason for the first time since 2006.[24] The Padres defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card Series before losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series. After the season, Tingler was nominated for the 2020 National League Manager of the Year award; he finished second to Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly.[25]

The Padres fired Tingler on October 6, 2021, following a season in which the team finished 79–83 and missed the playoffs.[26]

Minnesota TwinsEdit

On November 8, 2021, the Minnesota Twins hired Tingler as their bench coach.[27]

Managerial recordEdit

As of October 3, 2021
Team Year Regular season Postseason
Games Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
SD 2020 60 37 23 .617 2nd in NL West 2 4 .333 Lost NLDS (LAD)
SD 2021 162 79 83 .488 3rd in NL West
Total 222 116 106 .523 .333

Personal lifeEdit

Tingler's wife, Callie, also graduated from Smithville High School.[3] They have two sons, and live in Smithville.[28] Both of Tingler's parents are coaches.[12] Tingler graduated from the University of Missouri with a communication degree.[29] Tingler speaks English and Spanish.[10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Jayce Tingler Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Christian Hardy (July 25, 2016). "As two of Smithville's best athletes, Jayce Tingler and Jacob Bohlken share admiration". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Cody Thorn (June 5, 2015). "Texas Rangers' coaching staff features Smithville's Tingler". St. Joseph News-Press. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "2002 Brewster Whitecaps". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  5. ^ Missy Alaimo (June 24, 2002). "League News: Week #1". Cape Cod League. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Matt Nestor (June 15, 2014). "Q&A with Jayce Tingler". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Bakersfield Blaze (June 12, 2006). "Hurley and Tingler named Cal League All-Stars". Our Sports Central. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Texas Rangers: Here is why Jayce Tingler will be key player in Rangers' reorganized front office". The Dallas Morning News. November 10, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Dennis Lin (October 10, 2019). "Who is Jayce Tingler and what does his candidacy say about the Padres' managerial search?". The Athletic. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Jamey Newberg (October 7, 2018). "Growth spurt: "Ready-made" Jayce Tingler could be in line for his biggest opportunity yet, as Texas and Minnesota seek managers". The Athletic. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  11. ^ Stefan Stevenson (November 11, 2016). "Rangers filling front office void with versatile coach Jayce Tingler". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Kaleb Huffman (December 10, 2016). "Smithville's Tingler named Texas Rangers assistant GM". St. Joseph News-Press. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  13. ^ T.R. Sullivan (October 11, 2018). "Rangers conduct first managerial interviews". MLB.com. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  14. ^ Daniel Kramer (November 14, 2018). "Ortiz named Rangers Hitting Coach". MLB.com. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  15. ^ Levi Weaver (April 3, 2019). "Jayce Tingler is going to manage in 2019 after all — in the Dominican Winter League". The Athletic. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  16. ^ El Día (April 3, 2019). "Jayce Tingler espera entrega al máximo". eldia.com.do. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  17. ^ El Nuevo Diario (October 25, 2019). "Britton sustituye a Jayce Tingler como dirigente del Escogido". elnuevodiario.com.do. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  18. ^ San Diego Padres (October 28, 2019). "Padres Agree to Terms with Jayce Tingler". MLB.com. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  19. ^ R.J. Anderson (October 28, 2019). "San Diego Padres hire Jayce Tingler as new manager, agree to three-year deal". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  20. ^ "https://twitter.com/i/status/1295588634599530502". Twitter. Retrieved August 19, 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  21. ^ Grathoff, Pete (August 18, 2020). "Padres manager criticizes player who broke 'unwritten rule' by hitting a grand slam". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  22. ^ "Padres: Tingler's handling of Tatis is quick way to get run out of town". Friars on Base. August 18, 2020. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  23. ^ Reimer, Alex. "Fernando Tatis Jr. Sparks Overdue Reckoning Of MLB's 'Unwritten Rules'". Forbes. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  24. ^ "Padres clinch first playoff berth in 14 years". MLB.com. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  25. ^ "Tingler runner-up for NL Manager of Year". MLB.com. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  26. ^ "Padres fire manger Jayce Tingler after second-half collapse". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  27. ^ Ryan, Megan. "Jayce Tingler joins Twins as bench coach one month after being fired as Padres manager". Star Tribune. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  28. ^ Pete Grathoff (October 25, 2019). "Padres' new manager, Jayce Tingler, has deep ties to Kansas City area". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  29. ^ Jeff Sanders (October 25, 2019). "Jayce Tingler proved himself a 'winner' in climb to Padres' job". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved October 25, 2019.

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