By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The San Diego Padres have fired manager Andy Green. Bench coach Rod Barajas will serve as interim manager for the final games of the season.
This move gives the Padres an early head start on what their plans will be for the 2020 season. They’ll have to hire a new manager in the off-season.
“I want to thank Andy for his tireless work and dedication to the Padres over the last four seasons,” Padres Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller said. “This was an incredibly difficult decision, but one we felt was necessary at this time to take our organization to the next level and expedite the process of bringing a championship to San Diego. Our search for a new manager will begin immediately.”
He was hired by the team on October 29, 2015. Since being hired, Green went 274-366 in four-plus seasons.
“Andy’s class, dignity and leadership through a difficult developmental period for our team should be applauded,” Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and General Partner Peter Seidler said in a joint statement. “On behalf of the entire Padres organization, we wish Andy and the Green family the best.”