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Dodgers to Interview Gillick for GM

October 30, 2005

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Los Angeles Dodgers have received permission to interview Seattle Mariners adviser Pat Gillick to replace fired general manager Paul DePodesta.

No interview date has been set for Gillick, who led Toronto to consecutive World Series titles in the 1990s and was a general manager with Baltimore and the Mariners.

``He’s expected to be interviewed sometime in the near future,″ team spokesman Josh Rawitch said Sunday.

Owner Frank McCourt also interviewed Gillick for the position in February 2004, but instead chose DePodesta, who he fired Saturday.

Gillick has also interviewed with the Philadelphia Phillies to replace Ed Wade, who was fired Oct. 10 as general manager.

Gillick won five AL East titles and consecutive championships (1992-93) in Toronto, led the Orioles to the ALCS in 1996 and 1997, and helped the Mariners to the ALCS in 2000 and 2001. Seattle tied a major league record with 116 wins in 2001 and the Mariners’ 393 victories during Gillick’s four seasons were the most in baseball.

McCourt has set no timetable for hiring a GM, but did say the search for a manager to replace Jim Tracy will be on hold until a GM is in place.

The Dodgers’ 71-91 record this year was their worst since 1992 and second-poorest since moving to Los Angeles in 1958.

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