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Towers has standing offer from Sox

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  October 20, 2009 11:36 PM

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ANAHEIM - Former San Diego Padres general manager Kevin Towers said he'll take a couple of months off and enjoy some of the time (2010 season) remaining on his Padres contract before deciding his next step in baseball.

Towers could easily land a scouting gig or special assistant job with Boston or New York (Yankees) where he has good friends in Theo Epstein and Brian Cashman who would love to have Towers evaluate players. The Red Sox have told him he can work for them if he wants to. With Sox assistant GM Jed Hoyer a frontrunner to land Towers' old job in San Diego, that job could be open for Towers as well.

Last night he watched the game with Dennis Gilbert, the former super agent and special assistant to the Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who is heading one of three groups currently trying to purchase the Texas Rangers from Tom Hicks.

It's not out of the realm of possibility Towers could get back into the game as a GM quickly. But if he doesn't the Red Sox and Yankees will likely find something for him to do until he find a more permanent place.

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