Padres interview Dodgers scouting VP for GM job
White oversees amateur signings and Draft, was instrumental in getting Puig
SAN DIEGO -- The Padres held their second interview for their vacant general manager opening Monday when they interviewed Logan White of the Dodgers.
White, who is in his 12th season with the Dodgers, is the vice president of amateur scouting. White not only oversees the team's amateur scouting efforts, including the First-Year Player Draft, he assists general manager Ned Colletti.
On Friday, the Padres interviewed former Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest.
The team is looking for a replacement for Josh Byrnes, who was dismissed June 22.
White was named as the Dodgers' director of scouting in 2002 and became an assistant general manager in 2007. He added international scouting to his duties in 2011.
As scouting director, White presided over a department that has signed 22 players who have appeared in the Major Leagues for the Dodgers over the last four seasons, including Kenley Jansen, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw and Russell Martin, among others.
White was instrumental in the Dodgers signing outfielder Yasiel Puig.
Before joining the Dodgers, White spent seven years with the Orioles as the West Coast supervisor. He held that same role with the Padres from 1993-95. He was also an area scout with the Orioles and the Mariners before that.
Two candidates the Padres hoped to interview for the general manager job, A's assistant GM David Forst and Cubs vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod, have told the team they are not interested in interviewing.
The Padres have been linked to a few assistant GMs: Mike Hazen of the Red Sox, Billy Eppler of the Yankees and A.J. Preller of the Rangers. Hazen and Preller have said they will interview at some point in the near future.
The team also expected to interview two internal candidates: assistant GM A.J. Hinch and senior vice president of baseball operations Omar Minaya.