When the Diamondbacks relieved Kevin Towers of his duties as their GM, there was speculation that he could return to the Padres in a special assistant role. Towers’ specialty, of course, is scouting, so you’d figure it would be a special assistant in that capacity. Looks like that’s not happening now, however, as Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports that the Padres have hired hired David Post as a special assistant for scouting.
Maybe you can have more than one special assistant. But you have to figure Towers would like a job where he actually has stuff to do in order to distinguish himself for a possible future GM position.
The Diamondbacks, for what it’s worth, have said that they would like him to stay on. Possibly as a special assistant for scouting. So maybe he’s not going anyplace.