Kimie Bunyasaranand
Tuesday July 9th, 2013

The Padres accepted the resignation of president and CEO Tom Garfinkel on Tuesday afternoon. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Padres president and CEO Tom Garfinkel is stepping down. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Padres accepted the resignation of president and CEO Tom Garfinkel on Tuesday afternoon, reports CBS Sports. Garfinkel had been with the team since 2009. The Padres released a statement about the resignation. From the CBS Sports report:

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.

Before joining the Padres, Garfinkel had served as COO of the Diamondbacks from 2006 to 2009, and executive vice president of Chip Ganassi Racing Team.

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