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REPORT: Buck Showalter Not Expected Back With Orioles

October 03, 2018 - 1:15 pm

By Joe Schiller

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter will not be back with the team in any capacity.

After making a slew of offseason signings to vie for contention, the Orioles quickly fell off. They finished with a 47-115 record, a franchise-worst, and shipped off many of their top talent including Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Kevin Gausman, Brad Brach, and Zach Britton.

Showalter took over as manager in 2010 and helped revived a ball club that endured 12 straight losing seasons from 1998-2009. The Orioles made three playoff appearances under Showalter’s reign – twice as a Wild Card team – and once as a division champion.

As 2014 AL East champions, the Orioles made a magnificent run through the playoffs but fell short to the Kansas City Royals in the ALCS.

Delmon Young’s bases-clearing three-RBI double in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Detroit Tigers will forever live as one of the most memorable moments in Orioles history.

While nothing is official on the decision for the Orioles, given the struggles of this season, a potential firing was imminent.

MASN’s Roch Kubatko reported that Showalter met with ownership on Saturday and had other conversations today.

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