The San Diego Padres have fired Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes.
With Bynes as the general manager the Padres had been 184-215 in two-plus seasons including a 32-43 record this season.
“This ownership group is committed to fielding a team that consistently competes for postseason play,” said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee in a statement released by the team. “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.”
The Padres have begun a search for someone to fill Byrnes role but for now those duties will fall on Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations Omar Minaya and Assistant General Managers AJ Hinch and Fred Uhlman, Jr. on an interim basis.