Tom Garfinkel has resigned as the Padres' president and CEO, according to a team press release. Executive chairman Ron Fowler will assume his responsibilities on an interim basis until a replacement is hired. Garfinkel's job involved overseeing the club's non-baseball operations.
Garfinkel followed Jeff Moorad from the Diamondbacks to the Padres in 2009. He was in the news in April after making an insensitive comment about Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke at a season ticket holder event.