The San Diego Padres announced on Thursday that Andy Green will be their new manager.
“Andy has the combination of intelligence and feel for the game that we are looking for to lead this team,” said general manager A.J. Preller.
Green worked for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization for five seasons, spending last year as their third base coach. He spent most of his playing career with Arizona as well, playing in 140 games over four seasons between 2004 and 2009 with the Diamondbacks and New York Mets.
San Diego fired former manager Bud Black in June, and Pat Murphy, who managed the their Triple A affiliate, took over the managerial duties. The Padres announced at the conclusion of the 2015 season that Murphy would not return as manager in 2016.
The Padres (74–88) finished in fourth place in the NL West this season, with their fifth consecutive losing record. The team has not made the playoffs since 2006.
- Beth Maiman