Padres to Have All Star Representation in the Dugout

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Apr 29, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Diego Padres manager Andy Green walks back to the dugout after making a pitching change during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Diego Padres manager Andy Green walks back to the dugout after making a pitching change during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Padres rookie Manager Andy Green will be a coach at this years All Star Game at Petco Park this summer. The Padres are hoping to have some players on the team as well.

The Padres manager accepted an offer to be a part of the NL coaching staff that will be led by Mets Manager Terry Collins. He is using the platform to advocate for his outfielders Jon Jay, Matt Kemp, and 1B Wil Myers.

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At the moment, no Padre position player is in the Top 5 and no outfielder is in even the Top 15. Matt Kemp has been hitting home runs – 14 so far – but has seen his batting average dip dramatically after a good April.

Jon Jay meanwhile has been red hot at the plate hitting .365 over his past 14 games heading into Wednesdays where he went 0-4.

Myers meanwhile hit two home runs Wednesday and is now up to 5 in June already after just 2 in May and 5 in April. Not to mention a walk-off single the other night. Green stumped for his players:

“I think you’re seeing Matt Kemp and Wil Myers start to heat up, I know they both went through some rough Mays, but [you’re] seeing them start to really swing the bats well right now. Matt’s looking at 14 home runs and 42 RBIs — he’s [near] the league leaders in both those categories right now.”

He also pointed out that certainly Drew Pomeranz and Fernando Rodney deserve spots on the team. Just like the old days when Trevor Hoffman would always take the Padres All Star required spot.

Green acknowledges he hasn’t really done anything yet to merit a spot on the bench in the All Star team, but certainly plans on enjoying it: “…The home team manager, you want to be a part of it, so I’m very thankful.”

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