The first interviewee for the Orioles' top executive job is the type of candidate who can fit into all kinds of baseball circles.

Jerry Dipoto, the Arizona Diamondbacks' senior vice president of scouting and player development, met Tuesday with the Orioles' interviewing committee, the first of several candidates for the spot recently vacated by president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail.

Dipoto, 43, has done a little bit of everything in his career. He was a third-round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians out of Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989. A right-handed reliever, the New Jersey native spent eight seasons in the majors with the Indians, New York Mets and Colorado Rockies. He appeared in 390 big league games, compiling 49 saves and a 4.05 ERA.

He began scouting for the Boston Red Sox in 2003 and joined the Rockies in 2005 as player personnel director. He followed Josh Byrnes to the Diamondbacks the following season to run their pro scouting department. He now oversees both scouting and development.