Padres add Omar Minaya to front office

Updated: December 2, 2011, 7:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya has been hired by the San Diego Padres as senior vice president of baseball operations.

Minaya, 53, became the first Hispanic general manager in baseball history when the Montreal Expos hired him in 2002. He ran the Mets from 2004 through 2010, when he was fired along with manager Jerry Manuel.

Minaya will work for new Padres general manager Josh Byrnes and will remain based in New Jersey, his longtime home.

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