Padres hire Cardinals' John Abbamondi as VP

Published Dec. 22, 2010 3:26 p.m. ET

St. Louis Cardinals assistant general manager John Abbamondi has been hired by the San Diego Padres as vice president of strategy and business analysis.

Abbamondi was the Cardinals' assistant GM for three seasons after spending four years with Major League Baseball's labor relations department, where he rose to senior director of labor economics.

A former U.S. Navy pilot, Abbamondi is a graduate of MIT and Stanford's business school.

San Diego said Wednesday that he will start work with the Padres next month.