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Paul DePodesta joins Mets

Updated: November 8, 2010, 5:32 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Paul DePodesta is leaving his role as executive vice president of the San Diego Padres to join general manager Sandy Alderson's front office with the New York Mets as vice president of player development and amateur scouting.

DePodesta, 37, served as GM of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004 and '05, becoming the third-youngest executive in major league history to hold a GM role.

He is the second high-profile assistant Alderson has named since becoming GM, joining former Toronto Blue Jays ...

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