News alert: Tom Kelly update

Posted on June 22nd, 2007 – 1:08 PM
By Joe Christensen

I just spoke to Twins GM Terry Ryan, regarding the speculation that the Orioles and new team president Andy MacPhail will pursue Tom Kelly as a managerial candidate after being turned down yesterday by Joe Girardi.

Ryan said the Orioles have not asked permission to speak to Kelly, which is telling because Baltimore would need to take this step before pursuing Kelly, who is a Twins special assistant to the general manager. 

“Baltimore has not called,” Ryan said. “And historically, when Tom has been pursued for manager openings, he’s said he’s comfortable where he’s at.”

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