Despite worst record in 15 seasons, Black will return to Padres' dugout

Updated: September 30, 2008, 12:50 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Manager Bud Black won't be made a scapegoat for the San Diego Padres' worst finish in 15 years.

The Padres announced late Monday afternoon that Black and most of his staff will return in 2009. The Padres finished last in the NL West this year at 63-99, 21 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

It was their worst finish since going 61-101 in 1993.

The Padres won't renew the contract of bench coach Craig Colbert. Last week, hitting coach Wally Joyner resigned with six ...

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