Josh Byrnes

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Josh Byrnes

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Josh Byrnes was the General Manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks for five sesaons.

Byrnes set school records for home runs and RBI at Haverford College.

Byrnes joined the Cleveland Indians front office in 1994 and was the assistant director of scouting in 1997-1998 and the team's Scouting Director in 1999. He served as the assistant general manager for the Colorado Rockies (2000-2002) and Boston Red Sox (2003-2005). Byrnes then served as GM of the Diamondbacks from 2006 until July 1, 2010. He joined the San Diego Padres as Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations in 2011 and was named General Manager when Jed Hoyer was hired by the Chicago Cubs. He kept the position until being fired on June 22, 2014, with the Padres having finished well below .500 in both 2012 and 2013 and again being well off the pace in 2014.

He landed on his feet however after being fired the padres, however, as on November 6, he was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the thirds member of a management triumvirated headed by new team President Andrew Freedman and also including GM Farhan Zaidi, who was hired on the same day. Byrnes was named senior Vice Presidnet of baseball operations, with responsibilities over the areas of scouting and player development, with Zaidi focusing on the major league club and player acquisitions, and Freedman on large business-related issues.

Preceded by
Joe Garagiola, Jr.
Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager
Succeeded by
Jerry Dipoto
Preceded by
Jed Hoyer
San Diego Padres General Manager
Succeeded by
A.J. Preller

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