ANAHEIM — Kim Ng, former assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees, was interviewed for the position of Los Angeles Angels general manager but was not hired.
The Angels announced their choice — Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Dipoto — on Saturday. Dipoto replaces Tony Reagins, who left after the team missed the playoffs.
Ng, who is senior vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball, would have been the first female general manager in a major U.S. professional sport. She has 13 seasons of experience as an assistant GM.
Former Dodgers manager Joe Torre, who hired Ng to work with him in the commissioner’s office, told the Los Angeles Times prior to the announcement, “I think she’s ready. It would be a terrible loss for us. But I think she’s ready to take that next step.”
Other candidates included former New York Mets GM Omar Minaya, former Dodgers GM Dan Evans, and Yankees executives Billy Eppler and Damon Oppenheimer.