Orioles extend Duquette and Showalter

Update: The full story with some player reaction is up here on Orioles.com.

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The Orioles on Wednesday extended the contracts of executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter through the 2018 season.

Duquette, 54, has spent more than two decades in Major League Baseball, including 11 years as general manager of the Expos, Red Sox and Orioles. Players Duquette acquired prior to last season’s American League Wild Card-winning season include Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen and Nate McLouth.

Showalter, 56, was named the 17th manager in club history on Aug. 2, 2010, and led the Orioles to the AL Division Series last season, one that saw a 24-win improvement. He also was named The Sporting News AL Manager of the Year.

 

2 Comments

Should have waited for the 2013 season to finish before committing to D.D. After all he has relatively done ZERO this winter except for “bench warmers”

6 years is a long time to extend contracts for management….

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