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Padres accept resignation of president and CEO Tom Garfinkel

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel has stepped down. (USATSI)
Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel has stepped down. (USATSI)

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Padres president and CEO Tom Garfinkel, who's been at the helm of the club since 2009, has resigned. Here's the full statement from the team:

Peter Seidler, lead investor of the San Diego Padres, and Ron Fowler, Executive Chairman, announced today that they have accepted the resignation of Tom Garfinkel as President and CEO of the team.

Both Fowler and Seidler expressed their appreciation for Tom's many contributions to the Padres over the last four years. Fowler will assume Garfinkel's responsibilities on an interim basis until a new President and CEO is hired.

Garfinkel previously served as vice-president and COO of the Diamondbacks before accompanying Jeff Moorad to San Diego.

Garfinkel, you'll recall, recently created a stir when he likened Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke to the autistic character from the movie "Rain Man."

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