Orioles talk to ex-Reds GM about Proefrock post

November 19, 2008|By Dan Connolly | Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com

Orioles president Andy MacPhail is in the "beginning process" of adding someone to replace former director of baseball administration Scott Proefrock, and one possibility is former Cincinnati Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky.

MacPhail said he has spoken to Krivsky and "absolutely" would consider him a candidate for the job, but said no interviews have been set up.

"Frankly, there are other things that we are really attending to at this time," said MacPhail, who added that the front-office position probably wouldn't be filled for weeks. "We'll also look internally. It doesn't have to come externally."

On Sunday, Proefrock accepted an assistant general manager position with the Philadelphia Phillies, a job for which Krivsky was a finalist.

Krivsky, 54, most recently was a scout for the New York Mets after being fired in April after two-plus seasons leading the Reds. He spent a dozen years with the Minnesota Twins.

Krivsky declined to comment when reached by phone yesterday.

In other news, the Orioles have had one conversation with the agent for pitcher A.J. Burnett since the free-agent period began Friday, MacPhail said. But he would not give specifics, including whether the club had made an offer. Burnett's agent, Darek Braunecker, did not return phone calls.

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