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Orioles let go of five baseball operations staffers with Duquette connections as organization adjustments begin

Orioles let go of five baseball operations staffers with Duquette connections as organization adjustments begin

While contracts for many of the Orioles’ on-field and off-field baseball operations staff expire on Oct. 31, some inside the organization saw a common thread among those informed Friday they wouldn't be brought back for 2019.

All five who were told Friday their contracts won't be renewed had previous connections to former executive vice president Dan Duquette. They were Triple-A manager Ron Johnson, East Coast scouting supervisor Kirk Fredriksson, director of Dominican baseball operations Nelson Norman, special assistant Matt Haas and area scout Dana Duquette — Duquette's son.

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