Dan Duquette says Orioles would like to bring back Delmon Young

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The Orioles have watched both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis sign with other teams this week, but it’s not all bad news. According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said tonight that he has had dialogue with Delmon Young and would like to bring him back.

Sarcasm aside, Young is coming off a nice year as a part-time player where he batted .302 with seven home runs and .779 OPS (120 OPS+) over 255 plate appearances. He’s reportedly hoping to land a two-year contract, but it’s unclear whether Baltimore is willing to go there.

While the losses of Cruz and Markakis have been tough blows to the fanbase, Duquette said the Orioles still have money to spend and that he hopes to upgrade the team’s outfield depth and bullpen.