Former Royals pitcher Bud Black has been named the new manager for the San Diego Padres. The new gig is the first managerial job in Black’s career who was most recently the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitching coach.
Black was on the Angels staff during their 2002 World Series year. As a player, Black pitched for 15 years in the Majors. He was a member of the Royals pitching staff that won the World Series in 1985.