The Padres just announced they have hired Sandy Alderson as their "chief executive officer", according to this San Diego U-T article:Alderson is to become San Diego's chief executive officer, giving him all authority beneath that of club chairman John Moores. President and CEO Dick Freeman and General Manager Kevin Towers are to remain in the organization, with Freeman's title changing to president and chief operating officer.
Official announcement will be made on Tuesday...Alderson has turned down other clubs that sought him, but is to arrive in San Diego Tuesday for a news conference introducing him as a Padres executive.
"This is a unique opportunity for Sandy to be running the show," said a person close to Alderson. "This gives him another set of challenges."
Surprise to me. Sandy has been out of it for a while and I thought he went to the MLB offices because he was tired of running a team.
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Update [2005-4-19 0:29:7 by MJB]: Another article on Alderson's new gig is now up on mlb.com:
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