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Winter meetings notes: Orioles looking to cultivate local ties

Winter meetings notes: Orioles looking to cultivate local ties

The last time the Orioles employed a legitimate big leaguer from the Baltimore area, his name was Cal Ripken Jr. — and he retired in 2001.

If new executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette gets his way, that local pipeline will reopen under his tenure.

During his Tuesday news briefing at the Hilton Anatole during this week's annual winter meetings, Duquette was asked whether a player's local ties — in this case Chicago White Sox pitcher and Mount St. Joseph alum Gavin Floyd — would play into his decision to pursue that player.

"We are going to...

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