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Addressing departures of Cruz, Markakis, Duquette says help is on the way for Orioles
Addressing departures of Cruz, Markakis, Duquette says help is on the way for Orioles

A day after the Orioles failed to re-sign right fielder Nick Markakis, sparking spirited discussion among fans and even a former teammate about the organization's direction, club executive vice president Dan Duquette on Thursday defended the club's move to not retain its longest-tenured player. Speaking publicly for the first time since Markakis agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal Wednesday with the Atlanta Braves, Duquette addressed the departures of both Markakis and slugger Nelson Cruz in a fan question-and-answer session at Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant in a Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum and Sports Legends Museum event. Duquette said the Orioles were...

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