10/06/09 1:46 PM ET
The Padres' search for a new general manager pushes on, though that doesn't mean the team is uncovered in the front office in the interim.
Manager Bud Black, executive vice president Paul DePodesta and assistant GM Fred Uhlman Jr. have been asked by CEO Jeff Moorad to watch over the baseball-operations department until a replacement for Kevin Towers is found.
Towers, the longest-tenured GM in the Major Leagues, was dismissed on Saturday after spending the past 14 seasons as the Padres' GM. No interim GM was named.
"Between [Black, DePodesta and Uhlman], I am convinced there is ample experience and ability to react and respond to any baseball issues that occur during the interim period," Moorad said on Tuesday.
Moorad hopes to have a GM by the end of the World Series, though he qualified that by saying, "potentially sooner."
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