MLB: San Diego Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel Resigns

San Diego Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel resigned on Tuesday after just 17 months on the job.

Jul 9 2013, 9:22pm CDT | by

MLB: San Diego Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel Resigns
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San Diego Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel resigned on Tuesday after just 17 months on the job. 

The Padres issued a press release on Tuesday regarding the development. In it, lead investor Peter Seidler and executive chairman Ron Fowler accepted Garfinkel's resignation. Garfinkel thanked the fans and expressed optimism on the team's future in an email, per the Padres' official website. 

"I want to thank the Padres and the fans for the opportunity to be a small part of this incredible franchise and America's Finest City. I have a lot of faith in the people in this organization and that great things are on the horizon."

San Diego manager Bud Black says Garfinkel, who started out in 2009 as president and COO, made an impact during his stint. 

"Our focus down here is the team, but he was very visible. He was around, he was always asking what he can do for the club, for the players. He made an impact. He was a very creative, very progressive thinker and he'll be missed obviously, but he'll land on his feet and do great things."

Corey Brock of MLB.com writes the resignation was partly due to the transition to the new ownership group where there are no hard feelings on either side, citing a source who knew about the situation. 

According to ABC 10 News of San Diego, Garfinkel was a holdover from the previous ownership of John Moores. He took over the reins when former player agent Jeff Moorad stepped down as CEO in March 2012 after an unsuccessful attempt to buy the team. 

Fowler will be tapped by the Padres to serve as interim CEO until a replacement is named. 

 
 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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