Sox, Padres to Trade Executives

By on October 22, 2009 in

The Boston Red Sox recently offered former San Diego Padres General Manager Kevin Towers a position in their front office.  Towers for the past couple of weeks has been taking time off to clear his mind before making a final decision. He has been involved with the Padres organization as GM since 1995.

San Diego since letting go of Towers are close to hiring former Red Sox assistant GM Jed Hoyer. Hoyer, although continuing to work under Theo Epstein has interviewed and been considered for higher positions in the past. Other Padres candidates include LA Dodgers assistant GM Kim Ng.

The front office adjustments for the Sox is only step one in regards to the long offseason ahead.  The latest news around Fenway is that Tim Wakefield can now work towards a full recovery after his recent back surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital Wednesday. The 43-year old knuckleballer is hoping to return to the Red Sox for one more season.

The franchise holds a $4 million option on Wakefield that is required to be exercised within five days after the World Series concludes. Theo is looking to negotiate with Wakefield barring any additional health problems. “Wake is someone that is in our plans, and we hope he makes starts for us next year and is a member of the rotation,” said Epstein. “We haven’t sat down and finalized anything. Obviously, we want to see how the surgery goes, and then both sides will sit down and talk.”

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