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Padres Hire Jed Hoyer as New GM

Padres hope a fresh face in the front office might turn things around



    Jed Hoyer has been chosen as the next GM of the Padres

    Jed Hoyer has been chosen as the next general manager of the Padres.

    The Padres willhold a press conference around 2:30 on Monday so that CEO Jeff Morad can make a "major club announcement," according to the team's press release.

    The club was not prepared to make a formal announcement during the weekend, but a club source told the Associated Press about the move on Saturday.

    The 35-year-old Red Sox assistant general manager is set to replace Kevin Towers, who was the Padres GM for 14 seasons.

    Hoyer started his career as a baseball operations intern with the Red Sox in 2002.  He will take over a young squad that finished in fourth place in the National League West in 2009 with a 75-87 record.  The team showed some promise going 33-25 during the final two months of the season.

    Last week the club annoucemened that manager Bud Black has invited his entire coaching staff back for next season.