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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Report: Orioles have contacted ex-Red Sox GM about executive job

A former Boston Red Sox general manager could be in line to take over a division rival.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Orioles have contacted Ben Cherington, a former Red Sox executive who now works in the Toronto Blue Jays’ front office.

Cherington is best remembered for building the 2013 Red Sox, who went from worst to first and won the World Series. It was, however, the only winning season he presided over, as well as the only year during his tenure the Red Sox didn’t finish last in the AL East.

The Orioles are seeking a replacement for former GM Dan Duquette. Whoever takes the job will likely be signing up for a lengthy rebuild in one of baseball’s toughest divisions.

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