SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have promoted Chris Gwynn to director of player personnel and hired former big leaguer Dave Roberts as special assistant to baseball operations.
Gwynn is the younger brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and the uncle of Padres center fielder Tony Gwynn Jr. A former big leaguer who played with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals and Padres, he has been a professional scout for San Diego.
Roberts will work with players throughout the organization on outfield defense, base running, and bunting.
Roberts rejoins the Padres after spending the 2009 season as an analyst for the New England Sports Network. He played parts of 10 seasons with the Cleveland Indians, Dodgers, Red Sox Padres and San Francisco Giants.