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The San Diego Padres officially introduced Josh Byrnes as the team's new general manager on Monday.
Byrnes becomes the Padres' third GM in a little over two years and replaces Jed Hoyer, who left to take the same role under Theo Epstein with the Chicago Cubs.
San Diego gave Byrnes a five-year contract plus an option year. He has worked previously under Padres CEO Jeff Moorad, who hired him as general manager in Arizona in 2005.
Byrnes joined the Padres' front office in December after being fired by the Diamondbacks, a year after Moorad had departed for San Diego.The Padres went 71-91 and finished last in the NL West last season.
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Press Release provided from the San Diego Padres media department:
<span style="font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";">SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres announced today that Josh Byrnes has been named executive vice president/general manager. Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Jeff Moorad made the announcement.
Following introduction Monday,Josh Byrnes has to find front office replacements, address roster issues
The Padres introduced Josh Byrnes as their third general manager in two-plus years Monday, and from the looks of it, the 41-year-old, well-traveled executive will hold the job for many years.
Happy November everyone! It's a busy time in all of baseball right now with options being exercised and free agency opening in less than 2 days. Here are Padres links (and some general ones as well):
Byrnes excited for 'best job for me' with Padres - Padres official site
"The Padres introduced Josh Byrnes as their third general manager in two-plus years...
The San Diego Padres have introduced Josh Byrnes as their third general manager in just more than two calendar years.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have introduced Josh Byrnes as their third general manager in just more than...
The Padres officially named Josh Byrnes their general manager today, so the two-year-long Jed Hoyer era is over in San Diego. Here's the latest on the Padres as they prepare for their first offseason under Byrnes...
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- New Padres general manager Josh Byrnes confirms that former big leaguer Phil Plantier has been hired as hitting coach.
New Padres GM Josh Byrnes was just starting out in baseball when he worked with the Cleveland Indians and Bud Black.
Official press release provided by the San Diego Padres media department:
<span style="font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";">SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres announced today they have declined their mutual options for the 2012 season for right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang and infielder/outfielder Brad Hawpe, as well as their...
Time will tell whether Padres CEO Jeff Moorad got it right by hiring Josh Byrnes as the team's new GM.