Josh Byrnes is the leading candidate for the top executive job under new Los Angeles Dodgers president Andrew Friedman, according to league sources.
Byrnes formerly worked as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres.
"Byrnes is viewed as a strong possibility to get the coveted job, as sources familiar with the situation say his experience is viewed as a plus for a storied, big-market team with heavy media coverage and add that his philosophy aligns with that of Friedman. The pair are also said to be fairly close, though a prior relationship had been less than obvious," writes Jon Heyman.
Let go by the Padres on June 22, Byrnes had two years left on a long-term deal.