Padres dismiss general manager Josh Byrnes

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

San Diego, CA, United States (4E Sports) – After a disastrous 32-43 start, the San Diego Padres have fired executive vice president/general manager Josh Byrnes.

“This ownership group is committed to fielding a team that consistently competes for postseason play,” Padres president and CEO Mike Dee said in a statement.

“Thus far this season, the results on the field have been mixed at best and clearly have not lived up to expectations. After a lengthy evaluation of every facet of our baseball operations, we have decided to make this change today,” he added.

Dee said the search for a new general manager will begin immediately, adding they are looking for “someone who can define, direct and lead this franchise’s baseball philosophy for years to come.”

The Padres announced that senior vice president, baseball operations Omar Minaya and assistant general managers AJ Hinch and Fred Uhlman Jr. will take on the responsibilities of the office of general manager on an interim basis until the position is filled.

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