The San Diego Padres on Saturday fired manager Andy Green, who was in his fourth season at the helm of the club. Bench coach Rod Barajas was named interim manager.
“I want to thank Andy for his tireless work and dedication to the Padres over the last four seasons,” 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 New York Yankees got good news when an MRI of Gleyber Torres’ right hamstring was negative, according to multiple reports.
The second baseman slipped as he fielded a ground ball Friday night in a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, and he came out of the game later when he said his lower legs felt weak.
The Yankees have clinched the American League East, and manager Aaron Boone -- before he heard the MRI results -- said the team would be cautious with Torres in the waning days of the regular season. Torres, 22, is batting .284 and has a team-leading 38 home runs to go with 90 RBIs.
--Los Angeles Angels radio broadcaster and former MLB pitcher Mark Langston was hospitalized in Houston on Friday night following a medical emergency.
The team has not stated the nature of the ailment, but the Los Angeles Times reported CPR was administered in the radio booth at Minute Maid Park.
Langston, 59, had read the starting lineups for the series opener between the Angels and Astros just before the emergency, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Victor Rojas, the television voice of the Angels, tweeted after the game that Langston was “doing well.”
--Field Level Media
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