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Mike Dee Joins San Diego Padres

Dee to be President of the San Diego Padres

By David Hill and R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013  |  Updated 1:56 PM PDT
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Mike Dee in March 2013 at a news conference for the Miami Dolphins.

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The San Diego Padres announced the addition of Mike Dee as the team's new president and CEO Wednesday.

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Dee will replace retired Padres president Tom Garfinkel, who resigned last week. Dee previously worked for the Padres from 1995 to 2002 in part as executive vice president of business affairs.

He left the Padres in 2002 to take a front office job with the Red Sox, where he worked with current Padres general manager Josh Byrne.

Dee, who has spent the last four years as CEO of the Miami Dolphins, might be best remembered for the Dolphins' failure to secure public funding to partially finance $350 million worth of repairs and upgrades at Sun Life Stadium according to NBC Miami.

After a bill that would have secured a state sales tax rebate died in the Florida House of Representatives, the NFL awarded hosting duties for the 50th Super Bowl to San Francisco (Miami was the other finalist), and the Dolphins dropped the renovation plans.

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