Former Phillies GM joins Padres as scout

Updated: February 1, 2006, 11:09 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ed Wade was hired as a scout by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

Wade was fired by the Phillies on Oct. 10 after failing to get them to the playoffs in eight seasons as GM. He will scout the Double-A Eastern League and Triple-A International League for San Diego.

The Padres also promoted Josh Stein to coordinator of baseball research and advance scouting. He had worked in various capacities in the scouting and player development departments.

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