The San Diego Padres have fired Andy Green as manager.

Green was in his fourth season as manager.

"We feel like we've got a young talented group that has a chance to be competitive," A.J. Preller told The Associated Press. "We made some progress in the earlier part of season, but as the second half went on we didn't see the team getting into a spot where we could see continual improvement.

"We feel like a different person in that chair has a chance to take a young, talented group into a different spot."