Orioles general managerDan Duquette said Sundayhis comments about free agent Jose Men's Texas Rangers Royal Jersey
Bautista last month were "blown out of proportion."Duquette told Toronto's Sportsnet Radio 590 The Fan in early December that the Orioles had no interest in signing the former Blue Jays slugger."We told [Bautista's] agent that we are not interested because our fans don't like him," Duquette said at the time. "Our fans don't like Jose Bautista, with good reason."MORE:Every MLB team's worst postseason memory, revisitedBut Duquette told Men's Nolan Ryan Royal Blue Jersey
MLB Network Radio Sunday that the team is still seeking an outfielder through free agency or the trade market. And without specifically saying Bautista might be a player of interest, he did say his earlier comments were misconstrued."The thing with [Jose] Bautista," Duquette Rangers Cool Base Custom Scarlet Jersey
said, "I was just trying to make it clear to the agent that we didn't want the Orioles in that conversation because I didn't want Nomar Mazara Jersey
the fans to be upset that we were trying to bring Bautista here after we had competed against him for the last six or seven years."That kind of got blown out of proportion. We are always interested in the market this time of year. There is some good value. We're still interested in a number of players on the market. We'll have to see if there's Cole Hamels Jersey
a match."The 36-year-old Bautista, a six-time All-Star, has been a thorn in the side of the Orioles in recent years, feuding withpitcherDarren O'Dayand outfielderAdam Jones on several occasions.