It cannot be formally announced because the World Series is still being played – and baseball can’t have this kind of news overwhelming Game 7! – but the Seattle Mariners have apparently hired Chris Gwynn from the San Diego Padres to become their director of player development.
Gwynn, 47, is the brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, and played for 10 years in the majors with the Dodgers, Royals and Padres.
Since 1996, Gwynn has been in the San Diego organization, first as a scout, then as a scouting department administrator, until becoming the Padres player development director two years ago. The Mariners could technically announce the hire tomorrow but may wait until Monday.
The story broke this morning in San Diego, on the blog of Dan Hayes of the North County Times.