Jayce Tingler

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Jayce Tingler
Texas Rangers – No. 32
Coach
Born: (1980-11-28) November 28, 1980 (age 38)
Smithville, Missouri
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams
As coach

Jayce Michael Tingler (born November 28, 1980) is an American professional baseball coach and front office executive. He is the Major League Player Development Field Coordinator for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball and in Minor League Baseball for four years.

Playing Career[edit]

Tingler graduated from Smithville High School in Smithville, Missouri. He was named to four All-Midland Empire Conference teams in baseball.[1] He attended the University of Missouri, where he played college baseball for the Missouri Tigers baseball team. He was named All-Big 12 Conference in 2003, his senior year.[2]

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Tingler in the tenth round of the 2003 MLB Draft.[2] The Texas Rangers selected Tingler from the Blue Jays in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft after the 2005 season.[3] He played in Minor League Baseball for four seasons, reaching Double-A.[4]

Coaching/front office career[edit]

Minor leagues[edit]

Tingler became a minor league coach for the Texas Rangers Dominican Summer League affiliate in 2007. Tingler was the Manager for the Texas Rangers Dominican Summer League affiliate 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.[5]

Texas Rangers[edit]

The Rangers promoted Tingler to their major league coaching staff as major league field coordinator for the 2015 season,[6] serving on the coaching staff of Jeff Banister for two seasons.[4] In November 2016, after the departure of Thad Levine to the Minnesota Twins, the Rangers named Tingler one of their three assistant general managers.[7]

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.[8] After the end of the 2018 regular season, Tingler interviewed for the open manager position.[9] On November 14, 2018, Tingler was named the Major League Player Development Field Coordinator for the Rangers.[10]

Leones del Escogido[edit]

On April 3, 2019, the Leones del Escogido announced that Tingler will be their manager for the 2019-2020 Dominican Winter League season.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Tingler's wife, Callie, also graduated from Smithville High School.[1] They have two sons, and live in Smithville.[2] Both of Tingler's parents are coaches.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Texas Rangers' coaching staff features Smithville's Tingler | Area High Schools". newspressnow.com. June 5, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Q& with Jayce Tingler". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rangers acquire reliever via Rule 5 draft". MLB.com. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Texas Rangers: Here is why Jayce Tingler will be key player in Rangers' reorganized front office | SportsDay". Sportsday.dallasnews.com. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Growth spurt: "Ready-made" Jayce Tingler could be in line for his biggest opportunity yet, as Texas and Minnesota seek managers". theathletic.com. October 7, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Maddux, Magadan will return to Rangers' staff". Major League Baseball. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Huffman, Kaleb (December 10, 2016). "Smithville's Tingler named Texas Rangers assistant GM | Area High Schools". newspressnow.com. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Growth spurt: "Ready-made" Jayce Tingler could be in line for his biggest opportunity yet, as Texas and Minnesota seek managers". theathletic.com. October 7, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rangers conduct first managerial interviews". MLB.com. October 11, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Ortiz named Rangers Hitting Coach". MLB.com. November 14, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Weaver, Levi (April 3, 2019). "Jayce Tingler is going to manage in 2019 after all — in the Dominican Winter League". The Athletic. Retrieved April 4, 2019.

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