Andy MacPhail, the Orioles’ president of baseball operations, says there’s no guarantee his search for a full-time manager will be concluded before this season ends.
MacPhail told the Baltimore Sun his recent interviews of Eric Wedge and Bobby Valentine were conducted to "assess their interest." He pointed out that neither was disruptive because Wedge and Valentine currently are not associated with a team.
"I don’t know how it is going to play out. We don’t know how long it is going to go, too many variables," MacPhail told the paper. "You just made an interim change and then you look at the landscape. I think it depends on your pool of candidates, where you are in the process, how comfortable you are with what your options are."
MacPhail talked to Wedge, the former Indians manager, on Wednesday. Valentine, a former Mets and Rangers manager, was interviewed on Friday.
With Juan Samuel working on an interim basis in place of fired Dave Trembley, MacPhail stressed that no decision is looming and no further interviews are scheduled.