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Kim Ng is a candidate for Padres GM post; would be first female GM in MLB

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In the whole history of the major American sports there has never been a female general manager, but that could all change soon. The San Diego Padres are reportedly considering MLB executive Kim Ng to take over as their next GM.

Ng has served as assistant GM with the Dodgers and Yankees, and has previously interviewed for GM jobs in Los Angeles, Seattle and San Diego. She currently serves as MLB’s senior VP for baseball operations.

There’s a lot of competition right now for that Padres’ GM job, which opened up in June after the team fired Josh Byrnes. Per Jon Heyman, the list of candidates includes Dodgers scouting director Logan White, ex-Marlins GM Larry Beinfest, Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler, Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and Padres assistant GM A.J. Hinch.

Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine, Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer, A’s assistant GM Farhan Zaidi, Braves assistant GM John Coppolella and Cardinals assistant GM Michael Girsch have also been named in connection with the job, per Heyman.

Sure, the Padres could hire one of those guys. Or they could make a big splash by hiring the first female top executive in MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL history.

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