On Saturday the San Diego Padres committed to Andy Green as the face of their future as they extended the 40 year-old manager through the 2021 season.
Green, a Lexington native and a University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame inductee is in his second season as the Padres manager.
Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler is very fond of Green’s managing style, “We like him a lot. We think he’s the right guy with us for a young team. We think he’s a teacher-not just baseball but teaching these guys about being a solid human being and a good citizen. We think he’s a good baseball mind. We like his tenacity and his toughness, as well as the way he supports these guys the way they need to be supported.”
Green had been in discussions with the team’s front office for several months as they fine tuned the details over the last several weeks.
“The extension is a commitment to the path we’re on, a commitment in the belief we’re building something special.”