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Wedge, Showalter quick updates

Buck Showalter was on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight discussing the Orioles job. He didn’t say much out of respect to interim manager Juan Samuel, which is the same sentiment he had when I initially contacted him.

Showalter  did admit he was interested in the job and that it wouldn’t “be ethical” to discuss anything in detail. The best line I thought he had was concerning the state of the Orioles, where Showalter said that “just because they’ve lost a bunch of games doesn’t mean everyone there is bad.”

Also, SI.com’s Jon Heyman posted on Twitter at around 9 p.m. that Eric Wedge had a great interview in Baltimore. Wedge was back for a second time to meet with president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail and principal owner Peter Angelos. According to the Baltimore Sun, Angelos wasn’t present for Wedge’s first meeting.

Showalter interviewing this week

ESPN analyst Buck Showalter has been contacted by the Orioles about their managerial position and is expected to meet with the organization in less than a week, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Tim Kurkijan on Wednesday.

Showalter is a former manager with the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Rangers. When contacted by MLB.com at the beginning of the Orioles last homestand, Showalter said the Orioles had not approached him at the job, but he would be open to listening to what they had to say.

Showalter had no comment in the ESPN story. If he does interview, it will be the third candidate owner Peter Angelos and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail have reportedly considered for the job. MacPhail said Monday that there is no timetable to naming a permanent replacement for former manager Dave Trembley. 

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