San Diego, CA- MLB Senior Vice President for Baseball Operations Kim Ng is under consideration for the San Diego Padres General Manager opening according to CBS Sports Jon Heyman.
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Kim Ng is not only the most powerful woman in Major League Baseball, but one of the most powerful people in Major League Baseball. Kim Ng oversees Major League Baseball’s international baseball operations, scouting bureau, fall league and is the right hand of Major League Baseball Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre.
Kim Ng is known around baseball as one of the best baseball minds in the game.
Kim Ng began her baseball career as an intern with the Chicago White Sox, then became the youngest person and first woman to present a big-league salary arbitration case. In 1997 at age 29 she became the youngest assistant general manager in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees. In 2001 she left the Yankees to become the assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2011 Kim Ng left the Dodgers to become the Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball.
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Ng has previously interviewed for GM jobs with the Dodgers, Mariners and the Padres. Ng was a finalist for the Padres GM job in 2009, before the Padres chose to go with Jed Hoyer. Ng would become the first female general manager in any sport if the Padres choose to select her as the teams new GM.
Other names under consideration for the Padres GM position are 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, Padres assistant GM A.J. Hinch and Diamondbacks scouting director Ray Montgomery.