The San Diego Padres have relieved Manager Andy Green of his duties, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.

“I want to thank Andy for his tireless work and dedication to the Padres over the last four seasons,” Preller said. “This was an incredibly difficult decision, but one we felt was necessary at this time to take our organization to the next level and expedite the process of bringing a championship to San Diego. Our search for a new manager will begin immediately.”