The San Diego Padres had interviewed “seven or eight” candidates and in what qualified as a surprising move, the Padres circled back to one of the first candidates they sat down with, tabbing the 38-year-old Andy Green as their manager.

“Obviously, I am beyond thrilled to be sitting in this seat right now. To have the opportunity to manage the San Diego Padres, to working with this staff, to lead this organization to get to a place we all want to be at: celebrating at the end of the year. That’s what my heartbeat is, that’s what my passion is,” Green said.

“As we went through the process and started checking the boxes … he checked a lot of the boxes that we liked and he brought a lot of the characteristics we were looking for to the table,” Preller said.
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By Corey Brock / | @FollowThePadres | October 29th, 2015