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Mets To Interview Hahn, Baird, Byrnes For GM Job

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NEW YORK (AP) — Starting their search for a new general manager, the New York Mets are set to interview Rick Hahn, Allard Baird and Josh Byrnes next week.

Mets spokesman Jay Horowitz says Thursday that the team received permission from the White Sox to speak to Hahn, and Boston to interview Baird.

Hahn is an assistant GM with the White Sox. Baird, general manager of the Kansas City Royals from 2000-06, is an assistant GM with Boston.

Byrnes was fired as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 1.

New York dismissed GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel on Monday after its second consecutive losing season. Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said the club plans to first hire a GM, who will lead the search for a new manager.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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