The San Diego Padres have fired manager Andy Green after four seasons of sub-.500 baseball. Rod Barajas, the current bench coach for the Padres, will take over for the final week of the season.
In his four season with the club, Green was 274-266 and never made the playoffs. The Padres had high hopes this season, signing prized free agent Manny Machado to join a young core of prospects for the future. San Diego was 45-45 at the All-Star break, but have only won 24 games since. The padres lost 9-0 to Arizona on Friday night, leading to Green’s firing Saturday morning.
The position is considered to be a very appealing, considering the young core to go along with Machado and Eric Hosmer. Names being floated around as replacements include Mike Scioscia, Joe Girardi, and Moises Alou.
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