10/25/09 12:48 AM ET
Red Sox assistant general manager Jed Hoyer has been chosen the next general manager of the Padres, a club source told MLB.com on Saturday.
The Padres were not prepared to make a formal announcement during the weekend. But Hoyer, 35, is set to replace Kevin Towers, who was GM for 14 seasons before new Padres chief executive Jeff Moorad informed him near the end of the season that he would not be retained for 2010.
Hoyer will take over a young squad that went 33-25 during the last two months of the season, before finishing with a 75-87 record to take fourth place in the National League West in 2009.
Hoyer has spent his entire front-office career with the Red Sox, starting in 2002 as a baseball operations intern and becoming a baseball operations assistant the following year. Hoyer and Ben Cherington served briefly as co-GMs after the 2005 season when Theo Epstein was working through contract issues.
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