Padres CEO Garfinkel resigns
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Tom Garfinkel resigned as president and CEO of the San
Diego Padres, the baseball team announced Tuesday.
Garfinkel was a holdover from the previous ownership of John Moores and
led the franchise during an aborted purchase of the club by former player agent
Ron Fowler, a member of the Padres ownership group who holds the title
of executive chairman, will handle Garfinkel's duties on an interim basis.
The team's statement did not indicate why Garfinkel stepped down. The
injury-plagued Padres are mired in a 10-game losing streak, having fallen from
one game behind the lead in the National League West division to last place in
about three weeks.