Previously, the team interviewed former Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest, Dodgers vice president of amateur scouting Logan White, D-backs scouting director Ray Montgomery, Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler and Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller.
The team is also expected to interview Kim Ng, who is the senior vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball, possibly as early as this week.
Executive chairman Ron Fowler and team president and CEO Mike Dee have conducted the interviews. The team will likely bring back around four candidates for second interviews, Dee said. Dee has said he expects the new GM to be on the job sometime after the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
The list of GM candidates could see additions and subtractions.
So far, four candidates -- David Forst of the A's, Mike Chernoff of the Indians, Jason McLeod of the Cubs and Michael Girsch of the Cardinals -- have declined interviews. Forst, Chernoff and Girsch are assistant general managers. McLeod, who previously worked for the Padres, is the Cubs' scouting director.
The Padres' senior vice president of baseball operations, Omar Minaya, has said he will not ask for an interview. Current Padres assistant GM A.J. Hinch is a viable candidate for the job. He is currently handling the daily operations of the big league team.
Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.