Dolphins name Tom Garfinkel CEO

Updated: September 9, 2013, 12:43 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins hired former San Diego Padres executive Tom Garfinkel to fill their president vacancy on Monday.

He replaces former Dolphins president Mike Dee, who essentially swapped jobs and recently took over Garfinkel's old role in San Diego.

"As [Dolphins owner] Steve [Ross] said, sometimes things in life happen for a reason, and it just happened to be that was the case this time," Garfinkel said.

Garfinkel said he and Dee have "crossed paths ...

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