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Duquette quashes rumor: No contact from Nats

O's executive VP of baseball operations was reportedly being pursued by Washington
MLB.com @Britt_Ghiroli

BOSTON -- Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Tuesday that he has not been contacted by the Washington Nationals in regards to their team president role.

Duquette's name surfaced according to a report earlier in the afternoon from the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, which used an unnamed source to say Washington was pursuing Duquette. Duquette refuted the report in a text message to MLB.com.

BOSTON -- Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Tuesday that he has not been contacted by the Washington Nationals in regards to their team president role.

Duquette's name surfaced according to a report earlier in the afternoon from the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, which used an unnamed source to say Washington was pursuing Duquette. Duquette refuted the report in a text message to MLB.com.

The Nationals also publicly rebutted the report through a spokesperson.

This isn't the first time Duquette has been linked to another front office, as he was rumored to be coveted by Toronto in January 2015. But unlike this time, Duquette did not address the rumors for weeks before admitting it was true at the team's FanFest.

Duquette is signed through 2018, along with manager Buck Showalter.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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