June 16: The Padres announced that Triple-A El Paso manager Pat Murphy will handle the manager job on an interim basis for the rest of the season.
The San Diego Padres announced the firing of longtime manager Bud Black this afternoon.
Black, 57, is a well-respected baseball mind around the game and has been managing the Padres since 2007, making 2015 his ninth season with the team. Over his managerial career, Black's Padres clubs are 649-713 (.477), which is pretty good considering the small market and payroll that San Diego provides.
Black's tenure with the Padres included a National League Manager of the Year award in 2010, when the team went 90-72 and almost snuck into the postseason.
Tonight, the Padres will have bench coach Dave Roberts step in and manage the team. An official announcement for interim manager for the rest of the season is expected tomorrow, according to a report this evening. Candidates are expected to include Roberts and Padres' Triple-A affiliate manager Pat Murphy.
Black should have no issues finding another job around the league whenever he is ready to return to baseball, whether that would be in a coaching position or in a front office position.