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A's squash speculation about Forst and San Diego

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FILE PHOTO: San Diego Padres CEO Jeff Moorad, right, holds up a jersey next to boxer Manny Pacquiao, left. FILE PHOTO: San Diego Padres CEO Jeff Moorad, right, holds up a jersey next to boxer Manny Pacquiao, left.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Oakland A's have squashed speculation that assistant general manager David Forst is in the mix to become the next general manager of the San Diego Padres.

The A's said in a statement e-mailed exclusively to The Associated Press that Forst has not interviewed for the job, nor has anyone asked for permission to interview him.

The Padres fired Kevin Towers last weekend, ending his 14-year run as GM.

Jeff Moorad, the Padres' vice chairman and CEO, has declined to comment on the search other than to say that he's interviewed three candidates and probably will interview two more.

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AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in Oakland contributed to this report.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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