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Padres interview Ng for vacant general manager job

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm •  Published: July 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres interviewed Kim Ng for their vacant general manager job on Friday. She's been a candidate for GM spots before, including with the Padres in 2009.

Ng is among the highest-ranking women in baseball, serving as senior vice president for baseball operations for Major League Baseball. There has never been a female GM in MLB or any of the other major sports.

She was assistant GM of the New York Yankees from 1998-01 and had been the Los Angeles Dodgers' assistant GM for nine years before joining the commissioner's office.

Ng interviewed with the Padres in 2009 after Kevin Towers was fired. The job eventually went to Jed Hoyer.

She is the eighth person to interview for the job vacated when Josh Byrnes was fired June 22.

The Padres are looking for stability. They're on their third ownership group since 2009 and the new general manager will be the fourth since 2009.

The Padres have had only two winning seasons since winning consecutive NL West titles in 2005-06.

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