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Confirmed: Kim Ng leaving Dodgers [Updated]

March 8, 2011 |  7:49 am

Kim Ng, Dodgers' vice president and assistant general manager, is leaving the team to join the staff of the commissioner's office, The Times confirmed Tuesday morning.

An announcement is expected later Tuesday.

Ng will become the senior vice president for baseball operations for Major League Baseball, reporting directly to Joe Torre, the former Dodgers manager hired last month as executive vice president of on-field operations.

Ng aspired to become the first female general manager in major league history. She worked as an assistant general manager for 13 years, four with the New York Yankees and the last nine with the Dodgers.

Steve Dilbeck has more on the story.

[Updated at 7:30 a.m.: The hiring was announced in a news release from Major League Baseball. The release confirmed that Ng and Peter Woodfork, the former assistant general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will work as senior vice presidents for baseball operations under Torre.

Commissioner Bud Selig said: "We are very pleased to add talented executives in Kim and Peter, both of whom have extensive experience at the club and league levels. Kim and Peter have bright futures ahead of them, and we are very happy that they will be working with Joe."

Torre added: "Kim and Peter will play key roles as we shape our Department and serve all the Clubs of Major League Baseball. I have known Kim for many years, and Peter is very familiar with much of the staff at MLB. I am looking forward to working with them."

Ng is expected to speak with reporters within the hour.]

-- Bill Shaikin