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Orioles’ Duquette named MLB Executive of the Year

Fresh off the Orioles’ American League East title, the club’s executive vice president, Dan Duquette, has won baseball’s highest honor for a member of the front office. The Sporting News has named Duquette as MLB Executive of the Year.

The award, given since 1936, is voted on by a panel of 33 major league executives. Duquette edged Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore, nine votes to eight. Voting was conducted before the start of the postseason.

Duquette, who also won the honor with the Montreal Expos in 1992, received the award on Monday night at baseball’s general managers meetings in Phoenix.

The Orioles won their first division title in 17 years not only because Duquette brought in slugger Nelson Cruz as a free agent, but also because of roster maneuvers that had to make up for the injury absences of two All-Stars, catcher Matt Wieters and third baseman Manny Machado. In addition, Duquette engineered a trade with the Boston Red Sox for reliever Andrew Miller, who was one of the most reliable members of the O’s bullpen.