The San Diego Padres picked triple-A Manager Pat Murphy to serve as the big league club's interim manager for the rest of the season Tuesday, a day after firing Bud Black following a lackluster start.
The 56-year-old Murphy has been with the Padres' organization since 2010 and has managed the Padres' triple-A affiliate in El Paso the last three seasons.
"It's definitely an opportunity that he's earned," said Padres General Manager A.J. Preller. "I think it's a chance for him to go out, the team to go out, and show what he's capable of."
Murphy's record with El Paso over the last three seasons is...