Bobby Valentine, Eric Wedge reportedly candidates to become Orioles’ manager

Bobby Valentine and Eric Wedge are among the early candidates to be the Baltimore Orioles’ new full-time manager, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Valentine may interview with team president Andy MacPhail as early as Thursday. No date has been set for a meeting between Wedge and MacPhail.

Both men refused to comment when contacted by the Sun.

Valentine, 60, is now an analyst for ESPN. He guided the New York Mets to the National League championship in 2000, before losing to the Yankees in the World Series. He won a Japan Series championship with the Chiba Lotte Marines in 2005.

Wedge, 42, nearly led the Cleveland Indians to the American League title in 2007, only to see his team blow a 3-1 lead in the ALCS to the Boston Red Sox.

The Sun reports interim manager Samuel is also being considered, along with former O’s catcher and current broadcaster Rick Dempsey; as well as veteran managers such as former Birds skipper Davey Johnson; Buck Showalter; Phil Garner; Bob Melvin, and Clint Hurdle.

MacPhail fired Dave Trembley on Thursday and replaced him on an interim basis with Samuel.

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