Randy Jones discusses changes to Padres upper management
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Ron Fowler has stepped down as executive chairman of the San Diego Padres and lead investor Peter Seidler has been approved by fellow Major League Baseball owners to take over control of the team as chairman.
Fowler will remain with the club in an advisory role and will continue to sit on MLB’s Labor Policy Committee.
Seidler, the lead investor in the group that bought the Padres in 2012, will be accountable to MLB for the operation of the team and following the rules.
Seidler, 60, previously held the title of general partner. He is a grandson of Walter O’Malley, who moved the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and a nephew of Peter O’Malley, who owned the Dodgers until 1998.
Another big move in MLB, Theo Epstein stepped down as the Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations. Epstein has been rumored to want to be in San Diego, drawing speculation to the possibility that the Padres hire Epstein.
Former Padres pitcher, Randy Jones, discussed the changes to Padres upper management with KUSI’s Paul Rudy on Good Morning San Diego.