White also was instrumental in the scouting and signing of Cuban right fielder Yasiel Puig two years ago.
The Padres earlier announced that former Marlins executive Larry Beinfest had interviewed for the position. Boston assistant GM Mike Hazen and Texas assistant GM A.J. Preller are expected to be interviewed.
Michael Lananna is an associate reporter and Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.