It seemed inevitable that a team would eventually pull Kevin Towers away from the Yankees. Today, the Diamondbacks hired Towers to be their general manager. The move will be announced this afternoon.
Towers is a close friend of Brian Cashman and joined the Yankees scouting department this spring. His fingerprints, though, are most noticeable in the Padres surprisingly good season out in the National League West. Towers wasn’t around the major league team all that often, but he made a good impression when he was around the team in spring training, and he happened to be at PNC Field during my one trip to Scranton this season. Very nice guy. Best of luck to him.