Padres Eliminate Positions in Reorganization

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Padres have eliminated between 10
and 20 positions as part of what new CEO Jeff Moorad calls the first step of a reorganization of the team's business operations.

Moorad wouldn't provide the exact number of employees who were
laid off or identify any of them. He said the team would be adding
positions in areas such as ticket sales and working with corporate

Moorad heads a group that has bought about 35 percent of the team from John Moores. Moorad said the slumping economy contributed to Thursday's moves, which also coincide with the team's summer slump.