Rick Peterson interviews for minor league job

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette had a busy day today.

He completed a trade with the Texas Rangers for backup catcher Taylor Teagarden. He reportedly hired former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Lee Thomas as his assistant. And he interviewed a batch of candidates for the minor league pitching coordinator position that Alan Dunn vacated in June.

One of the candidates is former Athletics, Mets and Brewers pitching coach Rick Peterson, who met with Duquette at the warehouse.

Peterson was named pitching coach in Oakland in 1998. He joined the Mets in 2003, and the Brewers in October 2009. He also was the Blue Jays minor league pitching coordinator in 1996.

The Brewers replaced Peterson with former Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz in November 2010, though Peterson had another year left on his contract.

Peterson also is a candidate to be named the Boston Red Sox pitching coach. He’d most certainly take that job if it’s offered to him.

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