Kevin Towers

A photo of Kevin Towers.

Kevin Towers (November 11, 1961 – January 30, 2018) was an American executive in Major League Baseball. He was the general manager of the San Diego Padres 1995 to 2009 and the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2010 to 2014.

Born November 11, 1961, and raised in Medford, Oregon, Towers was an All-WAC pitcher at BYU and the Padres first round draft choice in 1982.

Minor LeaguesEdit

He pitched seven seasons in San Diego’s farm system before a series of arm operations ended his career at the AAA level.

Post-playing careerEdit

Continuing his career in baseball, Towers became a pitching coach for minor league Single-A Spokane Indians from 1989–90 and a Padres scout from 1989–91. After scouting for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1991–93, Towers rejoined the Padres as scouting director from 1993–95.

General ManagerEdit

Since winning the G.M. role, Towers has led the Padres to four division championships and an appearance in the 1998 World Series.

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