Padres announce organizational changes

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have relieved Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes of his duties.

"This ownership group is committed to fielding a team that consistently competes for postseason play," said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee. "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 search for a new General Manager begins immediately," Dee said. "We are looking for someone who can define, direct and lead this franchise's baseball philosophy for years to come."

Until the role is filled, the "office of the general manager" will be comprised of Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations Omar Minaya and Assistant General Managers AJ Hinch and Fred Uhlman, Jr. on an interim basis.