The Yankees will officially announce the hiring of former Padres’ general manager Kevin Towers next Tuesday, where he’ll be introduced as a special assistant to GM Brian Cashman. We first learned of the hire back in January, but at least now we know it’ll be absolutely official. Towers will be sort of a roving scout, get looks at both amateur and professional players as needed. He’s also going to be a sounding board for Cashman, a baseball guy to bounce ideas off of.
How much does a special assistant to the GM make? Well, the Yanks will pay Towers just $50,000 in 2010. Don’t feel bad for him though, San Diego still owes him over a million bucks.