Former New York Mets executive Joe McIlvaine was formally named general manager of the San Diego Padres, ending days of speculation about a replacement for Jack McKeon.

McIlvaine, 42, resigned last week from his position as the Mets' vice president of baseball operations. He signed a contract with the Padres that will pay him an estimated $1.6 million over five years.McKeon was fired Sept. 21.

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