As first reported and texted by WNST yesterday, the Orioles have officially hired Dan Duquette as their next general manager.
Duquette, who last spent time in Major League Baseball as GM of the Boston Red Sox, reported back to Baltimore last night to meet with owner Peter Angelos. On Sunday afternoon, it was confirmed via a team press release via their media arm of MASN.
The Orioles tried desperately to woo Toronto Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava earlier in the week and went through a list of another six candidates who expressed little or no interest in working for the Orioles in Baltimore in a situation that would essentially give current field manager Buck Showalter the lion’s share of decision making for the major-league roster.
The Orioles expect to hold a press conference with Duquette later this week.