Red Sox assistant general manager Jed Hoyer is among three finalists for the Nationals' GM opening, according to a Boston Herald report, citing an industry source.
Hoyer joins acting Nationals GM Mike Rizzo and D-backs director of scouting and player personnel Jerry DiPoto as remaining candidates for the position, which opened when Jim Bowden resigned on March 1 amidst a scandal over the potential skimming of the signing bonuses of Latin American players.
Hoyer, who briefly served as co-GM of the Red Sox during the offseason between the 2005 and '06 campaigns, interviewed for the Pittsburgh GM job in 2007 but was passed over in favor of Neal Huntington.
The Nationals are not expected to name Bowden's successor until after Monday's deadline to sign players who were selected in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Washington has yet to come to terms with No. 1 overall section Stephen Strasburg, a highly-touted pitching prospect who is believed to be seeking a record signing bonus.
Ed Eagle is a reporter and producer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.