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Dodgers interview Ng for vacant GM post

LOS ANGELES -- Kim Ng, a vice president and assistant
general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers the past four years,
became the first candidate to interview for the team's vacant GM
job.

Team spokesman Josh Rawitch said Ng was interviewed Saturday. If
hired to succeed Paul DePodesta, she would become major league
baseball's first female GM.

Before joining the Dodgers, the 36-year-old Ng served as vice
president and assistant general manager for the New York Yankees
from 1998-2001.

Ng and Roy Smith, vice president of player development, are
handling front-office duties for the Dodgers until a general
manager is hired, and will represent the team at the GM meetings,
which begin Tuesday in Palm Springs.

The Dodgers received permission last week to interview former
Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers GM John Hart. Rawitch said he
didn't know when that interview would take place.

Hart resigned as general manager of the Rangers on Oct. 4 and
was succeeded by assistant GM Jon Daniels. Hart remains under
contract with Texas as a consultant.

Among other possible candidates are former Boston Red Sox GM
Theo Epstein, Washington Nationals GM Jim Bowden and Chicago White
Sox special assistant Dennis Gilbert.

The Dodgers' job became vacant Oct. 29 when DePodesta was fired
after less than two years on the job. DePodesta signed a five-year
contract in February 2004, shortly after Frank McCourt purchased
the team from News Corp.

The Dodgers are also without a manager. McCourt said at the time
of DePodesta's firing that the search to replace Jim Tracy would be
on hold until a GM is in place.

The Dodgers had a 71-91 record this year -- their worst since
1992 and second-poorest since the franchise moved from Brooklyn to
Los Angeles in 1958.