Padres name Kennedy Double-A manager

The San Diego Padres announced that Terry Kennedy has been named manager of the club's Double-A affiliate in San Antonio and Orv Franchuk will serve as hitting coach.

Kennedy, 52, served this past season as San Antonio's hitting coach and is a former All-Star catcher with the Padres. Previously he managed the San Diego Surf Dawgs of the Golden Baseball League in 2005, earning Manager of the Year honors in the league's inaugural season. Kennedy spent six seasons as a minor league manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2004), Chicago Cubs (1997-99), Montreal Expos (1994) and St. Louis Cardinals (1993) organizations, earning Baseball America and Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year honors in 1998 with Triple-A Iowa.

During the 1995 and 1996 campaigns, Kennedy served as the hitting coach for Seattle's Triple-A Tacoma affiliate. His previous coaching experience also includes serving as the roving catching instructor in the Montreal system (1994), and minor league field coordinator and roving catching instructor for the Cubs in 2000 and 2001. A four-time All-Star, Kennedy batted .264 in 14 Major League seasons with the Cardinals (1978-80), Padres (1981-86), Baltimore Orioles (1987-88) and San Francisco Giants (1989-91). He played in the 1984 World Series with San Diego and 1989 Fall Classic with San Francisco. In 1983, Kennedy received the Silver Slugger Award as the Major League's top-hitting catcher.

Franchuk, 64, takes over for Kennedy as hitting coach at San Antonio in his first season in the Padres organization. He previously served two seasons as minor league hitting coordinator in the Houston Astros system (2007-08) after spending four seasons in the same role for the Boston Red Sox (2003-06). A veteran of more than 30 years in professional baseball, he served as manager for Single-A Vancouver (2002), as roving hitting and catching coordinator (1998-2001) and as hitting coach for Triple-A Edmonton (1995-97) all in the Oakland Athletics organization. He spent seven seasons as a scout and hitting coach in the California Angels system (1988-94) and eight seasons as a scout for the Cincinnati Reds (1977-84). In addition, the Canada native was a coach for the Canadian National Team at the 1977, 1980 and 1981 World Baseball Championships.

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