Padres hand Black three-year extension
The San Diego Padres have extended manager Bud Black's contract for three years through the 2013 season, with club options for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Black has had the surprising Padres in first place in the NL West since April 20. They have an NL-best 54-37 record and a four-game lead over the Colorado Rockies.
Black was hired after Bruce Bochy left following the 2006 season. He has a record of 281-297, including 89-74 in 2007, his first season.