Padres fire manager Andy Green during season-ending skid

Published 5:33 pm PDT, Saturday, September 21, 2019

The San Diego Padres fired manager Andy Green in the midst of a season-ending collapse.

General manager A.J. Preller announced the firing Saturday, less than 24 hours after the Padres played one of their worst games of the season in a 9-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Green was 274-366 since being before the 2016 season.

Although the Padres were rebuilding, the season started with promise after the signing of infielder Manny Machado to a $300 million contract and top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. was named to the Opening Day roster. San Diego was 45-45 at the All-Star break but collapsed in the second half and lost eight of its past nine to end Green’s tenure.

Rod Barajas, in his first season as bench coach, took over on an interim basis Saturday against Arizona.

Associated Press

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