Former D-backs, Padres GM Kevin Towers dies

Born on Nov. 11, 1961, in Medford, Ore., Towers was drafted by the Padres in 1982 and pitched for the organization through 1989. Injuries derailed his playing career in Triple-A, but he was then hired as a scout for San Diego in 1990.

Towers was the Padres’ scouting director in 1994-95 and was promoted to GM in 1995, a role he held until October 2009. He was 33 when he was named GM, one of the youngest to attain such a position. The Padres won the National League pennant in 1998.


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