Phils reportedly to interview Ng, Atkins for GM

Phils reportedly to interview Ng, Atkins for GM

PHILADELPHIA -- Andy MacPhail has said it would be ambitious to hire a new general manager before the end of the month, but it remains his goal.

The incoming president seems to be making progress. MacPhail interviewed his first candidate last month, and according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, MacPhail has at least two more interviews scheduled. One is with Major League Baseball vice president of baseball operations Kim Ng, who has worked in front offices with the Yankees, Dodgers and White Sox. The other is with Indians vice president of player personnel Ross Atkins.

The club has not confirmed the report.

Former Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest already has interviewed.

Ng is highly regarded in baseball. If hired, she would become the first female GM in baseball history.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.