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October 23, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Hoyer to be named general manager of San Diego Padres


According to Sports Illustrated, Jed Hoyer, who was an assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox, will be named general manager of the San Diego Padres.

Hoyer joined the Red Sox in 2002 when John Henry became principal owner of the team. Hoyer is best known for becoming co-general manager with Ben Cherington when Theo Epstein resigned on October 21, 2005. Hoyer and Cherington completed the trade for Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell and Guillermo Mota in exchange for Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez, Harvey Garcia and Jesus Delgado. He also was vital in bringing Curt Schilling to Boston, famously traveling to the Schilling residence on Thanksgiving in 2003 with Theo Epstein to secure an extension, which completed the trade of Schilling to Boston.

Hoyer graduated from Wesleyan University in 1996, where he was a standout pitcher. He holds the school's career saves record with eleven. Hoyer will be replacing Kevin Towers who was general manager of the Padres for fourteen seasons.

 
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