INDIANAPOLIS -- The Padres, in the midst of a front-office shakeup under new chief executive officer Jeff Moorad and now new general manager Jed Hoyer, will name Chris Gwynn as director of player personnel, according to CBSSports.com sources.
Gwynn, the former major leaguer and brother of Hall of Famer Tony, has been a scout in the Padres organization for the past several years and has been widely expected to be promoted under Moorad. In his new role, he is expected to aid Hoyer in evaluating players, both inside and outside the Padres' organization.
Meantime, the Padres spent time Monday at the winter meetings interviewing candidates to fill their director of scouting position, open since Bill "Chief" Gayton was told in October that he was being reassigned.
Among those who have interviewed so far, according to sources, are Ric Wilson, currently the national cross checker for the Los Angeles Angels, and Ray Montgomery, assistant scouting director for the Milwaukee Brewers.