After a few weeks of uncertainty, it now appears all but official that the Orioles will hire Buck Showalter to be their next manager:
Sources: #Orioles negotiating w Showalter, close to terms. Will be in uniform sometime after ASG. Announcement will not be made until...
...after All-Star festivities. Commissioner's office frowns upon teams upstaging showcase events by announcing major news. #MLB
The Orioles, who were 15-39 under Dave Trembley, have gone 13-20 under interim skipper Juan Samuel, and Sundady afternoon look to put the finishing touches on a four-game sweep of the Rangers in Texas.