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AP sources: Padres choose D-backs coach Andy Green as manager

Mar 3, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green against the Arizona State Sun Devils during a spring training baseball game at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 3, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green against the Arizona State Sun Devils during a spring training baseball game at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Green managed in the Diamondbacks' farm system before spending last season as Chip Hale's third-base coach.

Mark J. Rebilas USA Today Sports

SAN DIEGO -- Two people with knowledge of the situation say the San Diego Padres have hired Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green as their new manager.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the team wasn't scheduled to announce the hiring until 3 p.m. PT Thursday at Petco Park.

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Green takes over a team that underachieved despite general manager A.J. Preller's offseason roster makeover. The Padres finished 74-88 and fourth in the NL West, 18 games behind the division champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

San Diego has had five straight losing seasons and has missed the playoffs for nine straight years.

Green replaces interim manager Pat Murphy, who was fired at season's end. Murphy took over after Bud Black was fired in mid-June.