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Padres Go With Andy Green as Their New Manager

Rick Sofield is one of two finalists for the open San Diego manager job. Photo Credit: David Hague
Padres Go With Andy Green as Their New Manager

UPDATE 1:04 PM: Surprisingly, the Padres will be going with Andy Green as their manager.

https://twitter.com/ScottMillerBbl/status/659773525532745728

Green was the third base coach for the Diamondbacks this year, and wasn't named among the finalists last night. It appears that Green, and not Sofield, was actually a finalist, according to Dennis Lin.

https://twitter.com/dennistlin/status/659777546901434368

I'm not sure if Sofield will get another opportunity this off-season, but I don't think this will be the last Pirates coach or front office member who will be connected to a job opening, as that seems to be a growing trend the last two years.

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1:05 AM: Rick Sofield has now had two interviews for the San Diego Padres open manager position, and according to Dennis Lin of...

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