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Buck Showalter | Catcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (58) / 5/23/1956
Bats / Throws: Right / Left

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Orioles owner Jerry Angelos said he is not going to trade general manager and vice president Dan Duquette to the Blue Jays.
"There have not been any changes in the status of Dan Duquette," Angelos told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. "He is our GM and he is going to remain our GM. (Duquette) is concentrating on his efforts to determine the composition of our team for 2015. That is the answer. Period." There have been reports that the two sides were close to a deal to send Duquette to the Jays to become their CEO, but Angelos said no such negotiations are taking place. Nobody's word is rock solid in this industry, but if the owner says Duquette is staying put, it seems Duquette is staying put. Jan 14 - 6:44 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles and Blue Jays have discussed a compensation package that Baltimore would require for executive VP/GM Dan Duquette to take the CEO job with Toronto.

The two sides aren't close to an agreement, but the Orioles at least appear willing to consider the possibility. Duquette is currently under contract through 2018, but Rosenthal hears that some with Baltimore want him to go. It's an awkward situation, so a quick resolution would probably be the best thing for all parties involved.
Jan 14 - 11:30 AM

The Orioles named Scott Coolbaugh as their hitting coach on Friday.

The 48-year-old spent the 2014 season as the minor league hitting coordinator for the Rangers. While he was just a .215 career hitter in 432 big league at-bats, Coolbaugh is very widely respected around the league and makes for a tremendous addition to the Orioles staff.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 06:59:00 PM

The Orioles interviewed minor league hitting coordinator Jeff Manto and one other candidate for their open hitting coach position Monday.

Manto is believed to be the only internal candidate who will be interviewed for the position vacated by the reassignment of Jim Presley. The identity of the outside candidate interviewed Monday is unknown. Manto previously served as a hitting coach with the Pirates and White Sox before joining the Orioles in 2013.
Source: MASN Sports
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 09:14:00 PM

Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley has been reassigned to a different role in the organization.

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun writes that the move "revolves around personal issues and not job performance." The O's, who led the major leagues in home runs this past season and finished sixth in total runs scored, are beginning the interview process to replace Presley immediately. He was on the job for four years.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 12:16:00 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday that Buck Showalter won the 2014 American League Manager of the Year Award.

It's no surprise, as hardly anyone picked the Orioles to win the AL East and they wound up taking the division by 12 games. Showalter received 25 of the 30 first-place votes. Mike Scioscia was the runner-up in the voting, while Ned Yost came in third.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 06:55:00 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday that Mike Scioscia, Buck Showalter and Ned Yost are finalists for the American League Manager of the Year award.

Scioscia led the Angels to a league-high 98 wins and Yost helped get the Royals back to the postseason for the first time since 1985, but Showalter could be the favorite here. Hardly anyone picked the Orioles to win the AL East, but they wound up taking the division by 12 games. The winner will be announced next Tuesday.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:24:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports that the Orioles will hire Braves special assistant Dom Chiti as their new bullpen coach.

Kubatko notes that the official announcement could come as early as Monday. The 54-year-old previously pitched and coached in the O's system, and served as Buck Showalter's bullpen coach during his tenure in Texas.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 09:39:00 PM

MASN's Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have named Dave Wallace as their new pitching coach.

The O's interviewed Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis and Rangers bullpen coach Andy Hawkins before settling on Wallace, who had been serving as the Braves' organizational pitching coordinator. Wallace has been a major league pitching coach for four different teams.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 04:47:00 PM

The Orioles interviewed Carl Willis, Andy Hawkins and Dave Wallace for their vacant pitching coach position on Wednesday.

Willis is the current pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners, Hawkins is the Rangers bullpen coach and Wallace is the Braves' pitching coordinator. They interviewed former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee on Tuesday. The four are thought to be the only external candidates being considered for the position, which Rick Adair vacated earlier this month, currently.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 08:28:00 PM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles will interview Braves pitching coordinator Dave Wallace for their pitching coach vacancy.

The O's will have to receive permission from the Braves in order to interview Wallace, which isn't expected to be an issue. Wallace has been a pitching coach for four different clubs, most recently with the Astros in 2007.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 05:32:00 PM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles will interview former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee on Tuesday for their pitching coach vacancy.

Dubee was let go by the Phillies after nine seasons as their pitching coach. He worked with Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette in Montreal and seems likely to get the gig as long as he doesn't blow the interview.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 07:06:00 PM

Rick Adair won't return as the Orioles' pitching coach next season, according to MASN's Roch Kubatko.

Adair took a leave of absence for personal reasons in August, so the two are likely related. Orioles bullpen coach Bill Castro filled in for Adair in his absence and the O's promoted Scott McGregor to the role of interim bullpen coach, but Kubatko said neither is likely in the running to replace Adair full-time. The Orioles are in the process of putting together a list of candidates for the job.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 10:10:00 PM

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C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Christian Walker
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Everth Cabrera
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
4Jayson Nix
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
3Chris Parmelee
4Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
9Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe
11Cesar Cabral
12Mark Hendrickson