AP source: Orioles sign Dan Duquette



BALTIMORE (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says Dan Duquette has signed a three-year contract to become the Baltimore Orioles’ president of baseball operations.

The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Orioles haven’t announced the deal, says Duquette signed the contract Sunday.

The 53-year-old Duquette was general manager for the Montreal Expos from 1991-94 and Boston Red Sox from 1994-2002. He has not worked in a major league front office since leaving the Red Sox.

He is the cousin of Jim Duquette, who was vice president of baseball operations with the Orioles in 2005 and 2006.

Duquette was the second candidate to be interviewed more than once. The other, Tony LaCava of the Toronto Blue Jays, turned down the Orioles’ offer.