San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres continued their search for a new general manager Monday afternoon, as they have interviewed Dodgers vice president of amateur scouting Logan White for their vacant general manager position.
Logan White has been with the Dodgers since 2002 and has been in charge of drafting and signing players from the MLB draft for the Dodgers. Under Logan White the Dodgers have had excellent success in the draft with the selections of Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Chad Billingsley, James Loney, Russell Martin, Jonathan Broxton and Dee Gordon. Logan White also oversees the Dodgers international scouting department and has also had excellent success in this field with the signings of Takashi Saito, Hiroki Kuroda, Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Logan White has previously interviewed for the general manager position of the Houston Astros in 2007 and the New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks and once again the Houston Astros in 2010.
Before joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002, Logan White was a minor league pitcher for the Seattle Mariners from 1984-87, an area scout for the Baltimore Orioles from 1990-92, an associate scout for the Seattle Mariners from 1988-89, the West Coast scouting supervisor from 1993 to 1995 for the Padres and west coast scouting supervisor for the Orioles from 1995-2002.
Logan White would be an excellent selection for the Padres. He is one of the most respected baseball scouts in the game and his drafting and player development resume is second to none.
Logan White is the second candidate to interview for the Padres general manager job, as Former Marlins GM Larry Beinfest interviewed with the Padres last Friday.
The Padres are also expected to interview Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller and Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen according to Dennis Lin of the UT-San Diego.