Could the Phillies Hire a Woman as General Manager?

With the Phillies' season over, the team's search for a new general manager to replace Ruben Amaro, Jr., is moving into gear- and reports say one of the candidates is a woman.

Kim Ng, a longtime baseball executive who has worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Major League Baseball's central office, is "in line for an interview" for the Phillies' GM opening, CBS Sports baseball columnist Jon Heyman reported Friday.

The 46-year-old Ng has interviewed for multiple general manager jobs in the past. If hired, she would be both baseball's first female and first Asian-American general manager.

The report also stated that the Cleveland Indians' Ross Atkins will interview for the job this week and former Miami Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest already did, while a group of other executives are rumored for Phillies consideration, including the Angels' Matt Klentak, the Royals' J.J. Piccolo, the Rangers' Thad Levine and possibly recently departed Red Sox GM Ben Cherington.

Unlike Amaro, none of those candidates played for or have worked for the Phillies,although two of them have local ties. Piccolo is from South Jersey and graduated from Cherry Hill West High School, while Levine graduated from Haverford College, where he played baseball.

The Phillies' new GM will report to Andy MacPhail, who officially became the team's President of Baseball Operations at the end of the season.