After a disappointing start in the 2015 MLB Season, the San Diego Padres have fired manager Bud Black. Dave Roberts has been named manager on an interim basis until the club finds a replacement for Black.
“It wasn't one magic thing. I made the decision last night and I slept on it," San Diego general manager A.J. Preller told ESPN.com. “At the end of the day this was the direction we wanted to go. I've evaluated him overall for eight months when I was looking at everything. I've seen inconsistencies, ups and downs. This team is not bottoming out or playing poorly. Just too much inconsistency. We have not played to the level we are capable of."
The Padres are currently in fourth place in West Division of the National League with 32 wins against 34 losses. Black, a former MLB pitcher, managed the Padres from 2007 to 2015. He won two World Series in his career, first as a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals in 1985 and second as a coach with the Anaheim Angels in 2002.