Juan Samuel will manage Orioles at start of second half
It’s uncertain how long the Orioles will go with interim Juan Samuel as the club’s manager. But he will begin the second half leading the team.
There’s been speculation that the Orioles could name a replacement during the all-star break, which starts Sunday. But a source with knowledge of the situation said Samuel will manage the team Friday, when the second half begins against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards.
How long into the second half Samuel remains in the post is uncertain. ESPN analyst Buck Showalter is the club’s leading candidate, but he has not been offered the job as of Sunday. It's expected that Showalter will be offered the position in the near future, but no exact timetable has been determined.
Heading into the first half finale in Texas, the Orioles are 13-20 since Samuel took over from the fired Dave Trembley on June 4.