SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Padres say assistant general manager A.J. Hinch has left the team in order to look for another job in baseball.
The move has been expected ever since he told club executives on July 11 that he was taking himself out of consideration to replace fired GM Josh Byrnes.
Hinch helped run the baseball operations department after Byrnes was fired. The Padres made a handful of trades, including moving third baseman Chase Headley and closer Huston Street.
The Padres are expected to hire a new GM this week. The frontrunners are believed to be Billy Eppler, assistant general manager of the New York Yankees and a former scout for the Padres, and A.J. Preller, assistant GM of the Texas Rangers.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cubs vs. Red Sox Pick Who will take the rubber match when the Chicago Cubs take on the Boston Red Sox tonight at 8PM ET in Sunday Night...
Thumbnail Padres vs. Giants Prediction Are the Padres a good bet to upset the Giants again today at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Dodgers Pick Will the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies hit the over for a third straight day when they meet up at...
Thumbnail Rockies vs. Diamondbacks Pick Can the Colorado Rockies complete a road sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks when the two meet today at 4:10PM ET?
Thumbnail A's vs. Astros Prediction Will Dallas Keuchel lead the Astros to a win versus the A's today at 2:10PM ET?

MLB Team Pages