Padres fire Vice President and General Manager Josh Byrnes

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: June 22nd, 2014 at 4:31 pm EST

The San Diego Padres have fired Vice President and General Manager Josh Byrnes.

Byrnes was with the team since the 2010 season. In 2011, he was promoted to general manager, where he has served the past three seasons.

Josh Byrnes with Bud Black (Getty Images)

Josh Byrnes with Bud Black (Getty Images)

Throughout his tenure, the team has missed the playoffs, and the owners became fed up with the play, so then are moving in a new direction.

“This ownership group is committed to fielding a team that consistently competes for postseason play,” Padres President and CEO Mike Dee said. “Thus far this season, the results on the field have been mixed at best and clearly have not lived up to expectations. After a lengthy evaluation of every facet of our baseball operations, we have decided to make this change today.”

The Padres were 255-306 in Byrnes tenure with the team. He was fired before the Padres game with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

No replacement has been made. The baseball operations will be led by Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations Omar Minaya along with Assistant GM’s A.J. Hinch and Fred Uhlman Jr.

Manager Bud Black and his coaching staff are safe at this time.

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