Duquette: Lester-to-Orioles rumors are 'news to me'

Duquette: Lester-to-Orioles rumors are 'news to me'
July 30, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Rich Dubroff, CSNBaltimore's Orioles Insider

BALTIMORE -- All afternoon, there was chatter around the ballpark that the Orioles were contemplating making a deal with the Boston Red Sox for Jon Lester.

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette doesn’t rule out acquiring a star pitcher like Lester.

“We’d be interested in adding pitchers that could help us at the top of our rotation. Who wouldn’t be?” Duquette said.

Asked if the Orioles were close to acquiring Lester, Duquette said they weren’t.

“I don’t know really what the rumors are,” Duquette said. “That would be news to me.”

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