Padres name Pat Murphy as interim manager

After the firing of Bud Black yesterday, the San Diego Padres wasted no time in finding a replacement. That replacement’s name is Pat Murphy.

Murphy has been a part of the Padres organization since 2010, when the team signed him away from the Arizona State Sun Devils. He spent two seasons as the manager of the Eugene Emeralds before being promoted to manager of the Tucson Padres, who then moved to El Paso to become the Chihuahuas.

Murphy is known to be a “fiery” manager and personality, making him drastically different from what Padres fans have been used to with Bud Black.

Earlier this season, the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to hire Murphy as a major league coach on Craig Counsell’s coaching staff. The Padres refused to allow him to join the Brewers, even though it would constitute a promotion, and now we know why they held on to him.




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