Pat Gillick, a longtime major league executive, might soon join new general manager Kevin Malone in the Dodger organization, baseball sources said Wednesday.
In the wake of Gillick's resignation as general manager of the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, several sources said Malone will attempt to hire his friend. For three seasons, Malone served as the Orioles' assistant general manager under Gillick.
The Dodgers also have received permission to speak with Bill Geivett, special assistant to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' general manager, about a front-office position, sources said. Malone declined to discuss that, but Geivett is among the front-runners to join Malone's new management team as an assistant to the general manager.
Malone said he had not contacted Gillick about assuming a position with the Dodgers, but acknowledged that Gillick "would be an asset" to any organization that wants to win.