The Yankees have denied the Diamondbacks permission to speak to Damon Oppenheimer, New York's vice president of amateur scouting, about their opening for general manager.
FoxSports.com first reported the news, and the Arizona Republic 's Nick Piecoro has confirmed the report.
Although it does seem harsh, Piecoro reminds us the Yankees did the same thing when Arizona was searching for a GM five years ago when the team wanted to interview Mark Newman.
Oppenheimer has run the Yankees' drafts since 2005.
Jerry Dipoto, Kevin Towers and Logan White are thought to be the front-runners for the job and interviews are expected to begin next week.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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