After letting Pat Murphy know he would not be getting the job, the search began for a new manager of the San Diego Padres. Sources are telling us who is being interviewed for the position, so let’s take a closer look.
It’s time to play Whack-a-Manager with Andy Green!
The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Green in the 24th round of the 2000 amateur draft from the University of Kentucky, where he broke five school records and is still the all-time leader in hits and runs scored.
Green made his Major League debut on June 12, 2004 with Arizona, where he was used as a backup infielder for 46 games. He was a September call-up in 2005, playing in 17 games. Green was the last player to make the Diamondbacks roster out of Spring Training in 2006. He played in 73 games, only nine as a starter, and hit just .186.
Green played in Japan in 2007, after having his rights sold to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. He was waived by Hokkaido in late August of that year.
In December 2007, Green was signed by the Cincinnati Reds, spending 2008 with the Louisville Bats before getting released in July. The New York Mets signed him the next day and he spent the rest of 2008 with the Mets AAA team. Green was brought back by the Mets and eventually returned to the Major Leagues for four games in 2009. After spending 2010 in the Mets’ system, Green was released at the end of the season.
Green then became a coach in the Diamondbacks’ minor league system. He managed the Missoula Ospreys in 2012 to the Pioneer League championship. In 2013 and 2014, Green was named the Southern League’s Manager of the Year while managing the Mobile BayBears.
Green was the third base coach for the Diamondbacks in 2015.