SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today that they have extended the contract of manager Andy Green. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement.
"Throughout the past two seasons, Andy has consistently proven to us his leadership abilities and strong character," said Preller. "Andy's knowledge of the game and passion for his players has earned him respect in the clubhouse and throughout the organization. As we continue to build a system that produces winning baseball from top to bottom, I am confident that Andy provides the leadership and stability needed to deliver a championship to San Diego."
"We remain committed to our plan to build a championship team with homegrown talent, and we are confident in the direction we are moving as an organization," said Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and Managing Partner Peter Seidler. "Andy is invested in the development of our players at all levels, both as athletes and as people. His managerial style is characterized by intelligence, preparation and integrity, and he has continually proven himself to be the right person to lead this young team. We look forward to him managing, motivating and teaching the many waves of talent that we know are on their way to San Diego."
"I'm both excited and motivated by the opportunity to continue to lead our players as we build a championship-caliber club for the fans of San Diego," said Green. "I'm appreciative for the expression of faith this extension represents, and I am equally as grateful for the alignment I have found with Ron, Peter, A.J. and the entire baseball operations group. I'm confident we're in the process of building something very special for our fans, and I'm thrilled to continue that work with our players, coaches and everyone else who works relentlessly to make the Padres great. My family and I look forward to being a part of this organization and the San Diego community for years to come."
Green, 40, made his managerial debut with the Padres in 2016. He joined the Padres after spending the 2015 season as the third base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, his first season as a Major League coach. In total, he spent his entire five-season professional coaching career in the Diamondbacks' organization serving as manager for the club's Rookie-Level Arizona League affiliate in 2011, manager of the Advanced Rookie-Level Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League in 2012 and manager of the Double-A Mobile BayBears from 2013-14. Green compiled a 219-189 (.537) record during his time in Arizona's minor league system and earned several accolades, including being named the Southern League Manager of the Year for both the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He was also named as the "Best Manager Prospect" in the Southern League by Baseball America both years and guided Missoula to a Pioneer League Championship in 2012.
A native of Lexington, Ky., Green graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in finance and currently ranks as the Wildcats' career record holder in runs scored (199), games (228), hits (227) and at-bats (908). He earned First-Team GTE Academic All-American honors as a senior at Kentucky and earned the Kentucky High School Athlete of the Year award in 1996.