Padres extend Black's deal through 2010
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres on Thursday night extended manager Bud Black's contract through the 2010 season.
The Padres hold a club option for 2011. Terms of the deal were not announced.
"I'm excited, I'm flattered," Black said. "I'm excited to be part of what's going on and where this organization is headed."
Black, who was named manager in November 2006, has a record of 196-238 with San Diego, which is in last place in the NL West with a 44-65 record entering its game against the New York Mets.
"Watching the way he's dealt with this young club right now, I think he's done a very nice job," San Diego general manager Kevin Towers said. "I personally think he's managed this year better than the prior two years. I think he's done a very nice job of working with what he's had to work with this year."
Black was the pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels for seven seasons before taking over the two-time defending NL West champs in 2007.
The Padres lost in a one-game playoff to the Colorado Rockies in Black's first season and failed to make the playoffs with an 89-74 record. San Diego fell to 63-99 last season.
Black went 121-116 in 15 big league seasons with five teams.
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