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Towers hired as D-backs GM

Updated: September 23, 2010, 12:43 PM ET
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PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick and president Derrick Hall had no problem with the job Jerry Dipoto did as interim general manager. Thought he handled himself quite well, actually.

But when Kevin Towers expressed his interest in the job, it was hard to turn him down a second time.

The Diamondbacks hired Towers as executive vice president and general manager on Wednesday, bypassing the highly regarded Dipoto for a man they turned down five years ...

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