Padres to hire Hoyer as GM

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The San Diego Padres will name Jed Hoyer as their new general manager later today, a front office source tells

Hoyer, 35, most recently served as the Boston Red Sox's senior vice president and assistant general manager. He joined the Red Sox front office at age 28, where he has helped to build Boston's rosters, assisted in contract negotiations and offered sabermetric analysis. He served as Red Sox co-general manger for 44 days in 2005 while Theo Epstein took hiatus from the team.

Hoyer will replace Kevin Towers who was fired Oct. 3, after the team finished 75-87.

Hoyer is a New Hampshire native who pitched Wesleyan University to the championship game of the 1994 Division III World Series.