The Baltimore Orioles and former Boston Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette are nearing a deal to make him the team's next general manager.
The Orioles offered the job to Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava first, but turned it down. Also interviewed were Jerry Dipoto, now Angels GM, De Jon Watson, assistant GM for the Dodgers, and Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock.
Duquette is travelling to Baltimore on Saturday to iron out the details and could be named the new GM in a matter of days.
Duquette was the general manager of the Montreal Expos in 1994, when they had the best record in baseball and a favorite to win the World Series until a strike ended the season. He was also former general manager of the Boston Red Sox and many of his deals and scouting talent led to the 2004 World Series title for the Red Sox.