SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres say they have interviewed Kim Ng for their vacant general manager job. 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.

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.

Also Friday, Padres assistant GM A.J. Hinch took himself out of consideration to replace Josh Byrnes, who was fired on June 22.

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