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Orioles' Dan Duquette not talking about Toronto issue; says he will when 'appropriate'

The Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina talks about the last day of Orioles minicamp in Sarasota, Fla. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)

I spoke to Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette briefly this afternoon -- and his stance about his interest/involvement concerning the Toronto Blue Jays' president and chief executive officer job remains the same. He is not commenting.

"At this point, there really is nothing to say on the issue," Duquette said. "I don't have a comment on the issue you want to talk about."

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Duquette was cordial and professional in the brief phone conversation. If there are other Orioles issues that require comment, he said he's more than willing to talk. But not about this one -- and not about the continual speculation that this issue could affect his ability as an Orioles' decision-maker. That's off limits for now.

"I will talk about it when the time is appropriate," he said.

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Asked if he had an idea of a timeline as to when he may speak publicly on his employment status, he said simply, "I don't."

So there you have it. Nothing more on this from Duquette's side.

It's obvious that he has interest in the Blue Jays' job, which would be a promotion from his current position with the Orioles.

It's also obvious that team managing partner Peter G. Angelos wants -- and expects -- Duquette to honor the four years remaining on his contract.

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And, obviously, this issue has to be resolved at some point.

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