The San Diego Padres have officially signed manager Andy Green to a new contract extension. However, the length of the newly inked pact was not announced on Sunday morning.
“Throughout the past two seasons, Andy has consistently proven to us his leadership abilities and strong character,” said Padres general manager A.J. 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.”
Despite the Padres’ recent struggles, it is no secret that the National League West ball club has already improved under the direction of Green.
“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,” added 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.”
The 40-year-old skipper made his managerial debut with the Padres just last season. Prior to his eventual arrival in San Diego, Green spent the 2015 campaign as the third base coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a season that served as his first go-round as a big league coach.
“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,” Green said himself. “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.”