He also served as the general manager of Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres from 1995-2009. Currently GM of Arizona D-Backs
Towers was an All-WAC pitcher at BYU and was a Texas League All-star in 1984. He was selected by the Padres in the first round of the secondary phase of the 1982 Major League Baseball Draft.
Towers pitched seven seasons in San Diego’s farm system before a series of arm operations ended his career at the AAA level.
Continuing his career in baseball, Towers became a pitching coach for minor league Single-A Spokane Indians in 1989 and 1990. He served as a Padres scout from 1989 through 1991. After scouting for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1991–93, Towers rejoined the Padres as scouting director from 1993 to 1995.
Towers became the Padres' seventh general manager in 1995, succeeding Randy Smith. As GM, Towers led the Padres to four division championships and an appearance in the 1998 World Series. Towers was known for his ability to find talented pitchers that many other teams had released.
On October 3, 2009, the Padres fired Towers after two disappointing seasons. Towers joined the New York Yankees as a special assignment scout for the 2010 season. On September 22, 2010 he was hired to be the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the position he currently holds.
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- ^ "Arizona Diamondbacks name Kevin Towers general manager". Arizona Republic. 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
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