Padres Fire Larry Rothschild

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The San Diego Padres have fired pitching coach Larry Rothschild, as they continue to reel of late, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez.

Rothschild, 67, was in his second year with the Padres (68-58) after serving as the pitching coach for teams such as the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs over the course of the previous 18 years.

“Larry has been a tremendous asset for our organization over the last two seasons, and we appreciate the experience, hard work and dedication that he brought to the position. We wish him nothing but the best in the future” Padres manager Jayce Tingler said in an official statement.

Ben Fritz will be the Padres’ interim pitching coach for the rest of the season.

San Diego has lost nine of their past 11 games and currently sit a game back of the Cincinnati Reds for the second wild-card spot in the National League.