The Baltimore Orioles have contacted Buck Showalter about becoming their next manager, ESPN.com’s Tim Kurkjian is reporting.
Rumors have swirled about Showalter, who has also managed the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Rangers, ever since the Orioles’ position came open. The team fired Dave Trembley on June 4 and Juan Samuel has been running the team as interim manager since.
Showalter is the third name the team’s front office has considering, along with former Indians manager Eric Wedge and former Mets manager Bobby Valentine. According to MLB.com, president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said he would be "very surprised" if the team made a decision before the All-Star break.