Asst. GM Kim Ng Interviewed by Padres

Dodgers assistant general manager Kim Ng has interviewed for the Padres GM job, according to people familiar with the situation. If Ng gets the job, she would be baseball's first female general manager. This is Ng's third interview for a general manager's job. She was interviewed by the Dodgers four years ago and by the Seattle Mariners last year.

Padres chief executive officer Jeff Moorad wouldn't confirm that Ng was interviewed, but said he expected to have a general manager in place by the end of next week.

Jed Hoyer, assistant GM of the Red Sox, is considered a favorite for the job. Yankees executive Billy Eppler has been mentioned in the press as a candidate, but the Yankees said on that the Padres had not requested permission to interview Eppler.

Ng was an assistant GM with the Yankees before going to the Dodgers, and before that she worked as an executive in the Chicago White Sox front office.

Moorad said he wouldn't be considering any in-house candidates or any candidates from the Diamondbacks, his previous team. There appears to be a gentlemen's agreement for him not to sign anyone from Arizona. Moorad let go longtime Padres GM Kevin Towers, who'd been the GM there since 1995.

Dodger Blue Notes-- The Dodgers did not exercise Will Ohman's $2.2-million option for next season, deciding instead to pay the left-hander $200,000. Ohman signed in the week leading up to opening day and posted a 5.84 ERA in 12.1 innings. The acquisition of George Sherrill from Baltimore probably made Ohman unnecessary. ...Two former Dodgers are in the news. The Red Sox dropped RHP Takashi Saito from their roster. Pittsburgh signed Ray Search to be their pitching coach.

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