Bud Black to remain Padres manager

The Padres announced Tuesday they will keep Bud Black as manager through 2015.

General Manager Josh Byrnes said the team exercised options in Black's contract following a 2012 season in which the Padres finished with a 76-86 record. However, they ended the campaign on a 49-37 run following a horrific start caused, in part, by a spate of injuries to starting pitchers.

“Buddy has a keen insight into team dynamics and creates a great environment for the players and coaching staff,” said Byrnes. “He is a gifted leader with a terrific mind for the game and a genuine interest and curiosity related to all areas of our organization.”

Black, a San Diego State University alumnus, has a record of 464-509 over six years at the Padres' helm.

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