Multiple reports now claim the San Diego Padres will add former slugger Mark McGwire to their staff as the bench coach in the coming days. McGwire has spent the last three seasons as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the three years before that in the same capacity with the St. Louis Cardinals.
New Padres manager Andy Green has made significant changes to the team’s coaching staff in just a few weeks. He retained pitching coach Darren Balsley and third-base coach Glenn Hoffman, then hired Astros assistant hitting coach Alan Zinter as San Diego’s hitting coach. Tarrik Brock will coach first base and former Padres reliever Doug Bochtler will be the new bullpen coach.