The Orioles will interview former Yankees, Diamondbacks and Rangers manager Buck Showalter for their managerial job on Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reported Sunday.
Team president Andy MacPhail also plans to conduct a second interview with former Indians manager Eric Wedge as the club works to replace the fired Dave Trembley. MacPhail said he has yet to ask for permission to speak with anyone who’s working for another club.
"The first group that we’re talking to has experience, has had some success managing and they’re not affiliated with any team," MacPhail told the Sun. "That’s the first group we’re talking to. We’ll see how we are and how they feel, and then we’ll determine from there."
MacPhail also has spoken with former Rangers and Mets manager Bobby Valentine about the position. Valentine and Showalter currently are analysts for ESPN. Wedge is out of baseball for now.
Per the Sun, "MacPhail has said he would be surprised if a new manager is hired before the All-Star break."
The Orioles fired Trembley on June 4 and replaced him on an interim basis with Juan Samuel. Baltimore is 4-11 under Samuel and 19-50 overall.