Os closing in on Buck?
According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the Orioles are “zeroing in” on Buck Showalter as the full-time replacement for manager Dave Trembley, who was dismissed on June 4.
Rosenthal reported that the Orioles spoke with Showalter -who interviewed on June 23 — again on Monday and made it clear in his message on Twitter that he believes the organization is leaning that way.
President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail confirmed the first interview with Showalter, which lasted around three hours, and has said previously that he won’t put a timeline on the manager search.
“I think we want to get it right, whether it’s in two weeks or two months [is] probably not as important as getting the right guy,” said MacPhail, who didn’t anticipate making a hire prior to the All-Star break. “I don’t think, frankly given our place in the standings, urgency is as paramount as it might be to a team like the Marlins who are still a few game within striking distance.”