Tyler Radecki
Sunday November 6th, 2011

The Baltimore Orioles are near a deal to hire Dan Duquette as their president of baseball operations, according to MLB.com.

There is no contract on the table, but that could change when Duquette meets with Baltimore owner Peter Angelos on Saturday afternoon, according to MLB.com.

Duquette, 53, was formerly the general manager of the Montreal Expos (1991-94) and the Boston Red Sox (1994-2002). He was the sixth candidate to interview for the Orioles’ job; Blue Jays assistant GM Tony Lacava turned down the position on Tuesday. According to MLB.com, the Orioles were impressed with Duquette’s contacts and connections in the game as well as his background in scouting and player development. Baltimore has been looking for a new general manager since the resignation of Andy McPhail at the end of this season.

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