John Hart and Dodger owner Frank McCourt spoke by telephone Sunday, a discussion in which Hart maintained his interest in becoming general manager of the Dodgers.
After several days of confusion, during which Texas Ranger officials claimed Hart had no intention of leaving his position as consultant to Ranger owner Tom Hicks, Hart and McCourt scheduled a formal interview, perhaps for this week.
McCourt, who is not expected to attend the general managers meetings that begin today in Indian Wells, also could contact Theo Epstein today.
Epstein resigned as general manager of the Boston Red Sox a week ago and later disclosed he had been contacted by an intermediary from another organization, confirmed to be the Dodgers. Epstein said he requested time to prepare the remaining Red Sox staff for the general managers meetings.