Orioles, Showalter Progressing Toward Extension

Monday: Showalter's extension isn't expected to be completed until next week, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports (on Twitter). There are no snags in the negotiations, the two sides are simply moving slowly and both have busy schedules.

Friday: 9:38pm: The new deal would be for three years and would keep Showalter in Baltimore through 2016, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

7:45am: The Orioles could announce a contract extension for manager Buck Showalter as soon as early next week, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports. Owner Peter Angelos will meet with Showalter again today to discuss the manager’s next contract.

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported last month that the sides were close to a deal. Showalter and Angelos met several times last month, Kubatko reports. If everything goes according to plan, they’ll agree to a multiyear deal within a few days.

The Orioles made their first postseason appearance in 15 years this past season after finishing the regular season with a 93-69 record. Showalter, 56, finished second to A's manager Bob Melvin in the 2012 American League Manager of the Year voting. Now entering his fourth season with Baltimore, Showalter has a record of 1078-1018 in 14 seasons managing at the MLB level.

Mike Axisa contributed to this post.

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