The St. Louis Cardinals' director of player personnel, Matt Slater, interviewed last week for the Phillies' vacant general manager position, according to

Slater has been in his current position with the Cardinals since January 2012 and has worked for the organization since 2007. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, and Milwaukee Brewers, who hired him as a scouting and player development assistant when he was just 19 years old.

Slater worked in Baltimore as administrator of scouting from 1995 to '98, so he did not work under new Phillies president Andy MacPhail when MacPhail led the Orioles (2007-11). In nine years with the Dodgers, Slater served as director of scouting operations, director of baseball operations, and director of professional scouting.

The only other reported interviewees for the Phillies position have been Kim Ng, Major League Baseball's senior vice president of baseball operations; Ross Atkins, the Cleveland Indians' vice president of player personnel; and former Marlins president and GM Larry Beinfest.