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Another one of Boston Red Sox GM Theo Epstein’s brain trust is leaving for a general manager’s job.

According to multiple baseball sources,  Red Sox assistant GM Jed Hoyer will be named the GM of the San Diego Padres next week. He will replace former GM Kevin Towers who was let go on October 3rd. Towers had been longest tenured GM before his departure.

Hoyer has been in the GM position before as he held the co-GM position when Epstein went on his 44 day sabbatical in 2005. He held that position with along with current Arizona Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes.

Ironically enough, it could be Towers who replaces Hoyer with the Red Sox. Epstein worked under Towers in the Padres organization starting in 1995. He eventually took over the baseball operations job before being named GM of the Red Sox in 2002.

If you’re a Padres fan, you can expect some good things to come from Hoyer. I would expect the quality of draft picks to increase plus I wouldn’t be surprised to see the “Red Sox way” take over in their minor league organization.

Padres to name Jed Hoyer GM early next week []