PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -The San Diego Padres exercised manager Bud Black's option for the 2009 season Tuesday.
Black made his managerial debut with the Padres in 2007, leading the club to an 89-74 record. The team fell one win short of a third straight playoff appearance. The 89 wins were the most for the Padres since they won a franchise-record 98 games in 1998.
``While we exercised Buddy's option for next year, we believe that he will continue to grow and develop as a major league manager for many years to come,'' general manager Kevin Towers said in a statement. ``He has exceeded our expectations and we are excited for the future of the Padres under his guidance.''

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Possible 2018 World Series Matchups There are odds available for 2018 MLB World Series possible matchups and a Los Angeles Dodgers versus New York Yankees clash has the best...

MLB Team Pages