Posted January 16, 2013

Orioles extend manager Buck Showalter, GM Dan Duquette

MLB, Uncategorized

The Orioles have announced contract extensions through the 2018 season for manager Buck Showalter and general manager/executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette.

Showalter reportedly met with Orioles owner Peter Angelos on Jan. 4 to finalize a new contract that will keep him with the club through the 2016 season.

Showalter managed the Orioles to a 93-69 record — the club’s first winning season since 1997 — and a postseason berth in 2012.

He finished second to the A’s Bob Melvin for AL Manager of the Year after guiding the Orioles to a 29-9 record in one-run games and victories in 16 consecutive extra-inning games.

His previous stints as a manager were with the Yankees (1992-1995), Diamondbacks (1998-2000) and Rangers (2003-2006).