Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 10/31/11
Press Release provided from the San Diego Padres media department: 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. “Josh is one of the most respected and credentialed baseball executives in the game,” said Moorad. “His proven record and extensive background in scouting and player development make a great fit for continuing the same focus that we’ve had for two years. “Thanks to Jed Hoyer’s leadership, we are in a far better position to win consistently in the future than we were two years ago. We thank Jed for the lasting impact he made on the Padres. We are fortunate to have the bench strength in Josh to have a seamless transition moving forward.” Byrnes is a veteran of 18 years in Major League Baseball with five organizations, including parts of five seasons as general manager. He began his front office career in 1994 wit...
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