The San Diego Padres have hired former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt as a player development consultant, the team announced Wednesday. Shildt joins a player development advisory staff that includes familiar names like Moises Alou, Allen Craig, Ian Kinsler, and Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman.

San Diego interviewed Shildt for their managerial opening early in the offseason, though they eventually hired Bob Melvin away from the Oakland Athletics to be their new manager. Shildt took a job with the commissioner's office soon thereafter, and he will work both jobs moving forward. He'll remain with the commissioner's office while also consulting with the Padres.

Shildt, 53, has a long history in player development. He broke into pro ball as a scout and joined the Cardinals as a minor league coach and manager in 2004.