Dan Duquette audio on Ramirez, Ayala and young pitchers

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette talked to a group of reporters tonight at Sports Legends Museum adjacent to Camden Yards before he appeared as a guest at the annual Babe's Birthday Bash.

Here are some comments Duquette made:

Duquette dismissed the chance of the Orioles signing free agent Manny Ramirez.

Duquette on Manny by smelewski

Duquette talked about the Orioles signing today of relief pitcher Luis Ayala and its impact on the bullpen.

Duquette on Ayala and the pen by smelewski

Duquette was asked if it is possible that some young pitchers like Zach Britton and Jake Arrieta could begin the season in the minor leagues, in part because they have options remaining.

Duquette on young pitchers and the minors by smelewski

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