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Padres part ways with president Mike Dee

The executive leaves San Diego after a 3+ year stint.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres have parted ways with president and CEO Mike Dee, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. No reason was given for the decision.

Lin adds that Dee’s departure is not related to the 30-day suspension of general manager A.J. Preller, and that Preller is expected to stay with the club once he returns from his suspension next week.

Dee originally joined the Padres in July 2013 after serving as the CEO of the Miami Dolphins for more than four years. He worked for the Padres from 1995-2002 in a different capacity before working for the Red Sox from 2002-2009.

During his latest stint with the Padres, Dee hired Preller and helped the Padres bring last year’s All-Star Game to Petco Park, according to Lin. Preller has overseen the teams’ baseball operations department since being hired in August 2014, while Dee has focused on the business side of running the club.

San Diego will begin the process of replacing Dee immediately, joining the Diamondbacks and Twins as clubs undergoing significant front office change this winter.