Garfinkel’s Replacement Found, Mike Dee Returns to Padres


Dee worked for the Padres from 1995-2002. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Well that certainly did not take very long.

After Tom Garfinkel left his post as the Padres’ president and CEO on June 9, San Diego’s brass found his replacement for both gigs in the form of a somewhat familiar face according to CBS’s Dayn Perry.

The Miami Dolphins’ CEO from May 2009 until he was hired to replace Garfinkel, Mike Dee actually has spent most of his professional career involved with baseball.  From 2002 until his time with the Dolphins Dee was employed by the Red Sox ande worked as the franchise’s executive vice-president of business affairs as well as their COO.

Before his successful stint in Boston though, Dee worked in San Diego’s front office as the director of corporate development and then senior vice-president of business affairs from 1995-2002.  According to a statement in Perry’s article, Dee is excited to be coming to San Diego:

"I am thrilled to be coming home to San Diego – an extraordinary community that has always been very special to me…The Padres organization is where I started my sports career nearly two decades ago, and I am grateful to Ron [Fowler] and Peter [O’Malley] for the opportunity to return to my roots."

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