D-backs sign Manager Kirk Gibson, GM Kevin Towers to extensions

PHOENIX, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers and Manager Kirk Gibson have been awarded contract extensions, the team announced Monday.

Padres renew manager Black for 2 years

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- San Diego Manager Bud Black will be back behind the Padres' bench for two more years after the team exercised club options for 2013 and 2014 Monday.

Padres sign Street to 2-year extension

SAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) -- All-star relief pitcher Huston Street has signed a two-year contract extension with the San Diego Padres, the team said Sunday.

Cameron Maybin gets extension from Padres

SAN DIEGO, March 3 (UPI) -- Cameron Maybin agreed to a five-year contract extension Saturday that will keep him with the San Diego Padres through the 2017 season.
D'backs extend Gibson, Towers contracts

D'backs extend Gibson, Towers contracts

PHOENIX, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Manager Kirk Gibson and General Manager Kevin Towers could be with the Diamondbacks through 2016, after Arizona gave them contract extensions.

Cubs name Hoyer general manager

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Chicago Cubs Wednesday announced they have hired Jed Hoyer as executive vice president and general manager.

D-backs give Kirk Gibson 2-year deal

PHOENIX, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed interim Manager Kirk Gibson to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday.

D-backs name Tower new general manager

PHOENIX, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Padres general manager Kevin Towers was given the same position with the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday.

MLB: Arizona 12, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

PHOENIX, July 3 (UPI) -- Chris Young homered and drove in five runs and Arizona pounded the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-5 in Kirk Gibson's first game as Diamondbacks interim manager.

Kirk Gibson named interim D'Backs manager

PHOENIX, July 2 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday night that General Manager Josh Byrnes and Manager A.J. Hinch had been fired.
D'backs in long-term deals with executives

D'backs in long-term deals with executives

PHOENIX, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday said the National League team had extended the contracts of President Derrick Hall and General Manager Josh Byrnes.

Back injury ends Randy Johnson's season

PHOENIX, July 27 (UPI) -- Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson is done for the 2007 season because of a herniated disc in his back.

Diamondbacks acquire Randy Johnson

PHOENIX, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired veteran pitcher Randy Johnson from the New York Yankees Sunday in exchange for four players.

Diamondbacks closing in on Johnson

PHOENIX, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday they are in the final stages of discussions aimed at signing veteran Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Randy Johnson.

Webb gets contract extension from D'Backs

PHOENIX, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Veteran right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb Friday signed a contract extension with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Josh Byrnes
Arizona Diamondback Livan Hernandez speaks to the media in Phoenix after being introduced by Josh Byrnes of the Diamondbacks as the newest acquisition August 9, 2006. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)

Josh Byrnes is the former General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball, serving as GM from November 2005 to July 2010.

Byrnes grew up in Washington, D.C., where he attended and played second base for St. Albans School. He graduated in 1992 from Haverford College with a BA in English. He played on the collegiate baseball team with at Haverford. He began his professional career with a health-care consulting company after school. He began his baseball career for the Cleveland Indians in 1994, quickly working his way up the organizational ladder, first as an intern, then as a video scout, and, eventually, to the position of scouting director in 1998. In 1999, he was hired by colleague Dan O'Dowd to fill the assistant GM position for the Colorado Rockies, a job he held for two years. He then took the same job under Theo Epstein and the Boston Red Sox until October 2005, when he was hired by the Diamondbacks to replace the departing interim General Manager Bob Gebhard.

Part of the new breed of young general managers, Byrnes was 35 when he was hired by the Diamondbacks in 2005. In February 2008, he was given an 8-year extension that was to last through the 2015 season.

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