Orioles Hire Buck Showalter

3:20pm: The O's officially announced the hiring and noted that interim manager Juan Samuel will once again be the club's third base coach.

1:22pm: Showalter's contract runs through 2013, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports

12:42pm: The Orioles have hired Buck Showalter as manager, reports ESPN's Tim Kurkjian.  Showalter's first game will be Tuesday against the Angels.  Kurkjian notes that Eric Wedge, Bobby Valentine, Rick Dempsey, and current interim manager Juan Samuel also interviewed for the job.  Showalter brings an 882-833 career record and two Manager of the Year awards from his career managing the Yankees, Rangers, and Diamondbacks.



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