Arizona Diamondbacks’ Andy Green Named Manager of the San Diego Padres

By Thomas Lynch

The Arizona Diamondbacks will have another coaching vacancy to fill.  According to Scott Miller at, third base coach Andy Green is set to be named the new manager of the San Diego Padres. Green spent the 2015 in the D-backs’ coaching ranks after managing for three seasons in the organization.

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As a player, Green spent parts of three season in Arizona from 2004 through 2006. After spending a season in the Minors and a season in Japan, he received his the final five plate appearances of his Major League career in 2009 with the New York Mets. Upon retiring, Green became a manager in the D-backs’ Minor League system, first leading the Missoula Osprey to the Pioneer League Championship in 2012. He was then promoted to the Double A Mobile Bay Bears where he was named the Southern League Manager of the Year in both 2013 and 2014.

We wish Andy Green the best of luck as he begins his Major League managing career. Of course, 19 times per season we will be rooting against him.

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