The Orioles officially fired Dave Trembley last night, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter). Juan Samuel will become the team's interim manager and Triple A manager Gary Allenson will replace Samuel as the club's third base coach. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun explains the move and notes that the Orioles have asked Trembley to remain in the organization in some capacity.
Trembley says he understands the team's decision, even though it means the end of his tenure as O's manager.
"While I am disappointed at the outcome, I feel it was a privilege to wear the Orioles uniform each day and I thank all the fans for their tremendous support," Trembley said in a prepared statement released by the team.
The 15-39 Orioles have lost eight consecutive games. In parts of four seasons, the team was 187-283 under Trembley. Trembley has been on the hot seat for weeks and speculation that he would be fired kept building until last night. Trembley becomes the second manager fired this season; the Royals replaced Trey Hillman with Ned Yost last month and are 10-10 since.