The San Diego Padres announced today that they’ve relieved manager Bud Black of his duties. Triple-A El Paso manager Pat Murphy will serve as the team’s interim manager for the remainder of the season.
Black, 57, managed the Padres for nine seasons and posted a record of 649-713. San Diego never made the playoff during Black tenure. He led the team to two fifth place finishes, two fourth place, four third place and a second place finish.