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Report: Buck Showalter Close To Agreeing To Terms With Orioles

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.