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SBD/August 6, 2014/Franchises
Padres Reportedly Choose Rangers' Preller As Next GM, Beating Out Yankees' Eppler
Published August 6, 2014
ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER OPENS: The Padres yesterday announced VP & Assistant GM A.J. Hinch will be departing the organization to pursue other opportunities in baseball, effective immediately (Padres). MLB.com's Fordin & Brock noted Hinch joined the Padres as VP/Pro Scouting in September '10. When he was hired by Hoyer, the pro scouting department "had five scouts." Under Hinch the department "grew to 10." After the team dismissed Byrnes, Hinch "not only handled the day-to-day operations of the team but became the point man for trade discussions" (MLB.com, 8/5). The SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE's Sanders noted both Hinch and Senior VP Omar Minaya "declined to interview for the Padres' vacant GM job." Hinch yesterday said, "These jobs take a lot of time and energy and collaboration and I think it's best that Ron and Mike find a custom fit. I didn't see myself as a custom fit" (UTSANDIEGO.com, 8/5).