Sources: Ned Colletti is a candidate for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ GM vacancy.

Ned Colletti

Ned Colletti was the Dodgers’ general manager from November 2005 until October 2014. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Dodgers special advisor Ned Colletti is among a growing list of candidates for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ general manager vacancy, according to multiple sources.

Colletti, 62, has served in his current role since Andrew Friedman became the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations prior to the 2015 season. Colletti was the Dodgers’ general manager from Nov. 2005 until Oct. 2014, a nine-year run that saw the club win four division titles, reach the playoffs five times, and win no fewer than 80 games in a season.

Other candidates linked to the Arizona job include former Dodgers executive Kim Ng, current Diamondbacks assistant general manager Bryan Minniti and farm director Mike Bell, Brewers vice president of scouting Ray Montgomery and Major League Baseball executive Peter Woodfork.

Ng was a runner-up to Colletti when the two applied for the Dodgers’ GM vacancy in 2005.

According to sources, Arizona’s new GM would not report to Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa. La Russa hired Dave Stewart only two years ago to be the team’s GM. Stewart was fired along with manager Chip Hale on Monday.

Colletti did not return a text message seeking comment Thursday night.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.