They definitely followed the trend of going younger for a manager, and it seems he has a lot of experience dealing with younger players and developing them, which is the next step for many of the Padres prospects.

The Rangers meanwhile have two major holes in their development pipeline to fill with Tingler departing, and Matt Blood heading to Baltimore.

The San Diego Padres have hired Jayce Tingler of the Texas Rangers as their next manager, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Tingler, 38, was the Rangers' major league player development field coordinator this season, working with outfielders and baserunners, and currently is managing Leones del Escogido in the Dominican winter league.

He replaces Andy Green, who was fired Sept. 21 after going 274-366 with the team since he was hired ahead of the 2016 season. Rod Barajas served as the Padres' interim manager for the remainder of the season, which marked the team's 13th straight year without a playoff appearance.

San Diego finished last in the National League West at 70-92, 36 games out of first place, even after signing Manny Machado to a $300 million contract and promoting top rookies Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddack.

Former Padres player Mark Loretta and Atlanta Braves third-base coach Ron Washington had also interviewed for the opening.