Gillick Is Out As Orioles' Gm

Posted: September 21, 1998

Pat Gillick made it official yesterday. He will not be back as general manager of the Baltimore Orioles.

Gillick, 61, will step down from the job he has held since November 1995 in the middle of next month. It was pretty much a foregone conclusion: The Orioles started their search for his replacement last week.

``When Pat Gillick came to Baltimore, it was with the understanding he would be here for a three-year period,'' owner Peter Angelos said. ``We're sorry to see him go.''

Gillick is rumored to be a candidate to become adviser to Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Kevin Malone, who was an adviser to Gillick the last three years. Malone was named the Dodgers' GM on Sept. 11.

* Tampa Bay righthander Rolando Arrojo is probably done for the season after leaving yesterday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning with stiffness in his right biceps. Devil Rays manager Larry Rothschild said the injury was not considered serious, but added that it was doubtful the Cuban defector would pitch during the regular season's final week.

* Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jason Schmidt is 3-12 since becoming the National League's first eight-game winner.

* The Minnesota Twins' Paul Molitor went 0 for 3 against the Detroit Tigers, snapping a 17-game hitting streak.

* In his next appearance, Shane Reynolds can become the first Astros pitcher to win 20 games since Mike Scott (20-10) in 1989. Houston has had four 20-game winners: Larry Dierker (1969), J.R. Richard (1976), Joe Niekro (1979), and Scott. Nolan Ryan never won 20 with Houston.

* Ray Durham's home run was his fifth leading off a game in one season, setting a Chicago White Sox record. Durham has seven leadoff homers for his career, one shy of Tim Raines' team record.

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