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Padres extend contracts of Fred Uhlman Jr., Jason McLeod and A.J. Hinch through 2013
09/23/2011 9:01 PM ET
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today they have extended the contracts of Fred Uhlman Jr., Jason McLeod and A.J. Hinch through 2013. In addition, Hinch has been promoted to vice president/assistant general manager. Executive Vice President/General Manager Jed Hoyer made the announcement.

"I am pleased to announce well-earned extensions for Fred and Jason and a promotion for A.J.," said Hoyer. "They have done terrific work in the past year and have helped bring many talented people into our front office. I look forward to working tirelessly with all three of them to build a consistently excellent Padres team."

Uhlman, a veteran of 27 seasons in professional baseball, has spent the last 17 seasons with the Padres. He was promoted to his current post of vice president/assistant general manager in November of 2008. He originally joined the Padres in March of 1995 as a special assistant to the general manager, following 10 years in the Baltimore Orioles' scouting and player development departments.

McLeod is concluding the second season of his second stint with the Padres, having rejoined the club following the 2009 season as vice president/assistant general manager. Raised in San Diego, he began his front office career in 1994 as an intern in the Padres' baseball operations department. He held multiple posts for the Padres through 2003 before joining the Red Sox from 2004-09, where he led the club's amateur scouting efforts.

Hinch joined the Padres in September of 2010 as vice president in charge of professional scouting. The hire marked a return to the front office for Hinch, who spent 2008-09 as field manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Prior to his time as manager, he spent four seasons as farm director, overseeing all aspects of the Diamondbacks' minor league operations following a seven-year Major League playing career with the Oakland A's, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies.

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