Daniel Hudson

Orioles top executive candidate Dipoto has wealth of baseball experience on and off field

The first interviewee for the Orioles' top executive job is the type of candidate who can fit into all kinds of baseball circles.

Jerry Dipoto, the Arizona Diamondbacks' senior vice president of scouting and player development, met Tuesday with the Orioles' interviewing committee, the first of several candidates for the spot recently vacated by president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail.

Dipoto, 43, has done a little bit of everything in his career. He was a third-round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians out of Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989. A right-handed reliever, the New Jersey native spent eight seasons in the majors with the Indians, New York Mets and...