“I want to thank Andy for his tireless work and dedication to the Padres over the last four seasons,” Padres general manager A.J. Preller said in a statement.
“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.”
Green finishes his tenure in San Diego with a 274-366 record. He had two seasons remaining on his contract.
The Padres (69-85) have eight games remaining, including Saturday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The decision comes after the Padres have dropped eight of their past nine, including Friday night’s 9-0 drubbing to the D-backs in the first game of the series in San Diego. They are 6-13 in September.
“Andy’s class, dignity and leadership through a difficult developmental period for our team should be applauded,” 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.”
–Field Level Media