Dan Duquette still candidate for Blue Jays president


Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the blurb …

Dan Duquette, GM, Orioles — According to a major league source, Duquette is still in the running for the Blue Jays president’s job. This is a sensitive subject and confidentiality has been very high. Orioles owner Peter Angelos doesn’t have to let Duquette go even if it’s for a higher title and paygrade. In order for this to advance, the teams would have to agree on compensation — money, players, etc. — which is where these deals usually break down.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal said last month that Duquette wants to leave for Toronto, but Angelos is standing in his way. So if the Jays really want Duquette — who’s been tremendously successful in Baltimore — they may have to give up some legitimate on-field talent.

The O’s won their first American League East championship since 1997 last season. They also won 85 games in 2013 and 93 games in 2012. Duquette was hired as executive vice president in November 2011.

White Sox acquire reliever Franklin German in trade with Red Sox

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CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.

The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.

The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.

German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.

The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.