FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres discussed the possibility of hiring Jason Varitek as manager during meetings with candidates for their general manager opening.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres will hire Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller as their new general manager.
Padres manager Bud Black said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that he expects the team to name a new general manager within the next 48 hours.
Scott Miller of Bleacher Report and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the finalists for the Padres' general manager job are Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller, Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen, Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler, and MLB's senior VP for baseball operations Kim Ng.
The Padres have fired executive vice president and general manager Josh Byrnes.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes that if Rick Renteria becomes the next manager of the Cubs, that Brad Ausmus could be his successor as the Padres bench coach.
Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres have hired Mike Dee as their team president and chief executive officer.
The Padres have accepted the resignation of team president and CEO Tom Garfinkel.