The Baltimore Orioles are expected to announce a three-year contract extension for manager Buck Showalter next week that will keep him with the team through 2016. Per CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman:
Showalter flew up from his Dallas area home to meet with Orioles owner Peter Angelos on Friday, MASN Sports and other Baltimore-area media outlets reported. The meeting was believed to be a final step toward a new deal for Showalter, who guided the Orioles to a stunning 93-69 record in 2012, their first winning season since 1997. Sources suggested the deal remained on track as of late Friday.
Showalter’s current salary of $1.5 million, according to Cots Baseball Contracts, ranks him in the middle of the pack among managers.
The Orioles are right on the doorstep of success and could be poised to make another playoff run this season. Locking up their manager will keep the team together as they gain valuable experience and come together as one unit.