The Giants will interview MLB’s senior vice president for baseball operations Kim Ng for their vacant general manager position, according to Chris Haft of MLB.com. San Francisco is looking to replace Bobby Evans, who was dismissed from the GM job two weeks ago after holding the position since 2015.
Ng, 49, is the highest ranking Asian-American female executive in major league baseball, and has reportedly has interviewed for GM roles with the Dodgers, Mariners, Padres, and Angels. Ng formally served as vice president and assistant to general manager with the Dodgers, and has held front office roles with the Yankees and White Sox, where she began as an intern out of college.
According to MLB.com, “Ng is reputed to view the game through a prism blending new-age analytics and old-school baseball fundamentals.” Ng oversees the MLB’s international operations and talent development in her current role.
Ng attended the University of Chicago where she received a bachelor’s degree in public policy, and played softball for four years.
No team in the history of MLB has ever employed a female general manager.