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In July, the Orioles announced that Brooks Robinson and Eddie Murray would rejoin the team as special advisers, but there hasn’t been any word about a role with the team for Cal Ripken Jr.
For many years following his retirement, Robinson served as a commentator on television broadcasts. Murray had a four-year stint as a coach from 1998-2001.
However, Ripken has never had an official role with the team. His portfolio includes owning the Aberdeen IronBirds, the Orioles Short-Season A team, as well as a corporate spokesman.
In the past, Ripken has said that if he were to return to baseball in a full-time role, it would be an executive capacity. Although there’s been chatter over the years about Ripken managing, that doesn’t seem a likely path.
Ripken is close friends with Murray and Brady Anderson, the team’s vice president for baseball operations who may be assuming a larger role in the organization.
This week’s Diner Question: Is now the time for the Orioles to bring on Cal Ripken Jr. in a significant role? If so, what should that role be?