Ex-Diamondbacks exec new president

Updated: April 8, 2009, 9:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Tom Garfinkel, a former executive with NASCAR's Chip Ganassi Racing Teams and the Arizona Diamondbacks, was introduced Wednesday as the San Diego Padres' president and chief operating officer.

"I think Tom is a cutting edge leader in the sports industry and brings a high level of leadership and integrity to the role," new Padres vice chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Moorad said. "I think he will be terrific."

This was the first major move by Moorad, who took over ...

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