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Bud Black | Catcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (57) / 6/30/1957
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 188
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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The Padres have fired hitting coach Phil Plantier.
Plantier gets the boot after three seasons on the job. Talent (or lack thereof) is mostly to blame, but he'll ultimately pay the price after the club finished last in the majors in nearly every offensive category this past season. Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:35:00 AM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres discussed the possibility of hiring Jason Varitek as manager during meetings with candidates for their general manager opening.

Varitek has a Padres connection, as CEO Mike Dee served as the Red Sox' COO from 2002-2009. However, new GM A.J. Preller has no connections to Varitek and Rosenthal says he did not discuss the former catcher during his interviews. San Diego is expected to retain Bud Black for the 2015 season, but Varitek's name is one to keep in mind for the future. The 15-year veteran has no managerial experience.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 03:25:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres will hire Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller as their new general manager.

There had been some rumblings that Yankees executive Billy Eppler could be the favorite, but obviously that turned out not to be the case. Preller, 36, has been with the Rangers for 10 seasons and has overseen both the player development and scouting departments. He's been a huge part of Texas' push to be majorly involved for Latin American talent.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:16:00 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that he expects the team to name a new general manager within the next 48 hours.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported Monday that Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler is viewed as the current front-runner. Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller, Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen, and MLB’s senior VP for baseball operations Kim Ng are reportedly the other finalists for the position.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:52:00 AM

Scott Miller of Bleacher Report and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the finalists for the Padres' general manager job are Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller, Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen, Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler, and MLB's senior VP for baseball operations Kim Ng.

Former Marlins executive Larry Beinfest, Dodgers VP of amateur scouting Logan White, Diamondbacks scouting director Ray Montgomery, and Padres assistant general manager Josh Stein are out of the running. Meanwhile, internal candidates A.J. Hinch and Omar Minaya have removed their names from consideration. The Padres are expected to hold a second round of interviews next week.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 04:34:00 PM

The Padres have fired executive vice president and general manager Josh Byrnes.

The writing was on the wall for Byrnes, as he was hired by a former owner and has been at the helm of another disappointing Padres team. In his two-plus years as general manager, the Padres had a 184-215 record. Omar Minaya and A.J. Hinch will take over the GM duties on an interim basis until the Padres hire someone. "We are looking for someone who can define, direct and lead this franchise’s baseball philosophy for years to come," Padres President and CEO Mike Dee said in a statement.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 03:58:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes that if Rick Renteria becomes the next manager of the Cubs, that Brad Ausmus could be his successor as the Padres bench coach.

Renteria has emerged in recent days as one of the favorites for the Cubs managerial vacancy. Ausmus himself has garnered consideration for several managerial gigs this offseason, as he interviewed for the Nationals opening and has been mentioned as a candidate in Detroit. Current base coaches Dave Roberts and Glenn Hoffman would also be options to replace Renteria as bench coach should he move on.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 11:32:00 AM

Corey Brock of reports that the Padres have hired Mike Dee as their team president and chief executive officer.

He'll replace Tom Garfinkel, who resigned last week. Dee previously worked with the Padres from 1995-2002. He left to take a job with the Red Sox and most recently worked as the CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 01:08:00 PM

The Padres have accepted the resignation of team president and CEO Tom Garfinkel.

Garfinkel has been at the helm with the Padres since 2009. He previously worked as the vice president and CEO with the Diamondbacks before following Jeff Moorad to San Diego. Executive chairman Ron Fowler will assume his responsibilities on an interim basis until a new president and CEO is hired.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 12:33:00 PM

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