The Padres are likely to hire a new general manager this week, Scott Miller of Turner Sports and FOX Sports San Diego tweets. He notes that Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler and Rangers assistant A.J. Preller are still in the mix.
Last week, the finalists for the job appeared to be Eppler, Preller, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen, and MLB executive Kim Ng. All four have had second interviews with the team. Since the Padres fired Josh Byrnes in June, Omar Minaya, A.J. Hinch and Fred Uhlman Jr. have performed the Padres’ GM duties in an interim capacity, trading players like Chase Headley, Huston Street and Chris Denorfia while the organization searched for a permanent GM.