Reeling San Diego Padres fire pitching coach Larry Rothschild

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After failing to make the playoffs in this season's quest, the San Diego Padres fired Larry Rothschild, their decorated pitching coach.

Rothschild, who is 67, is in his second season with the Padres after spending the 18 years he spent as a pitching coach for both the New York Yankees (NY) and the Chicago Cubs.

The Padres (68-58) have traded for Yu Darvish and Blake Snell during the offseason and are currently one game behind the Cincinnati Reds for second place in the National League wild-card standings.

Snell and Chris Paddack have been underperforming, and Ryan Weathers, the first round pick, who is one of three healthy starting pitchers has struggled of late.

Jayce Tingler, Padres manager, stated that Larry was a great asset to our organization in the past two seasons. We appreciate his experience, hard work, and dedication. We wish him all the best for the future.

For the remainder of the season, Ben Fritz will serve as the Padres' interim pitching coaching coach.