Baltimore Orioles to Name Dan Duquette as General Manager

November 8, 2011

Major League Baseball (MLB) team Baltimore Orioles have hired Dan Duquette as general manager after a ten-year hiatus from the sport.

Dan Duquette will fill a familiar position he filled with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox before leaving Major League Baseball in 2002.

Duquette will be introduced as GM and executive vice president of baseball operations at a press conference later today. The 53-year-old Duquette will replace Andy MacPhail, view who stepped down last month.

The Orioles haven’t had a winning record in 14 years. They started 6-1 last season and finished 69-93, malady last in the American League East division.

Duquette served as GM of the Red Sox from 1994 to 2002, with Boston reaching the playoffs three times and advancing past the opening round in 1999. The team had a winning record in all but two years under Duquette and snapped an 86-year World Series Championship drought in 2004, with a team largely comprised of his signings.

Duquette served as director of baseball operations for the Israeli Baseball League after being fired by the Red Sox in 2002. His cousin, Jim Duquette, was general manager of the New York Mets in 2004 and vice president of baseball operations with the Orioles in 2005 and 2006.