Medford Native Kevin Towers Passes Away at 56

Kevin Towers

Medford native and former General Manager of the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks, Kevin Towers, passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with thyroid cancer.

The Associated Press confirms Towers passed away on Tuesday at a hospital with his wife, Kelley, at his side.

Towers has a storied career surrounding the game of baseball which begun as a student at Medford High School. He graduated in 1979.

Following a college career at BYU, Towers was drafted by the Padres in the 1982 MLB Draft. He pitched in the Padres farm system for roughly seven seasons.

In 2007, Towers was inducted into the Medford Sports Hall of Fame.

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