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Padres Fire GM Byrnes

Andy Hayt/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- The San Diego Padres announced on Sunday that the team would be relieving General Manager Josh Byrnes of his duties.

"This ownership group is committed to fielding a team that consistently competes for postseason play," said team president and CEO Mike Dee. "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."

Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations Omar Minaya and assistant general managers AJ Hinch and Fred Uhlman, Jr. will share the role in the interim.

Byrnes joined the Padres in 2010 as the senior VP of baseball operations after being let go by the Arizona Diamondbacks where he was the GM for four years. He was promoted to the same position with San Diego 10 months later and given a five-year contract.

San Diego is 32-43 this season after finishing each of the last two seasons with a 76-86 record. Under Byrnes, the team payroll increased from $40 million to just under $90 million, the 23rd highest in Major League Baseball.

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Author: Christian Heimall

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