Our thoughts are with the Arizona Diamondbacks family after the loss of their one time General Manager, Kevin Towers who died today at age 56, after battling thyroid cancer.
Here's more on the story from MLB.com's Steve Gilbert:
"KT was the epitome of a good baseball man who played a significant role in the history of the D-backs, and his contributions to our franchise will never be forgotten," said D-backs managing general partner Ken Kendrick. "He fought hard until the very end, as we all knew he would, and I will always remember him for his positive outlook on life. Baseball lost a great executive and person."
D-backs president & CEO Derrick Hall added: "We lost an important member of our family and someone I personally love dearly. He was one of the biggest personalities the game has ever seen, with a heart of gold and an eye for talent. He could not get enough of baseball, and baseball could not get enough of our KT. It is no surprise he fought for extra innings. Our love goes out to Kelley, his family and everyone who knew him."