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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2010
Manager Buck Showalter finally completed his 2011 staff Tuesday by selecting a bench coach who spent years battling the Orioles at Memorial Stadium. Looking for a quality infield instructor with the added bonus of managerial experience, Showalter hired an old friend, former New York Mets manager Willie Randolph. It's a reunion of sorts for Showalter, who gave Randolph his first big league coaching job with the New York Yankees in 1994. "It's kind of surreal in a way; as a young coach, I learned the ropes as a third base coach under Buck Showalter," said Randolph, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Orioles after spending two seasons as bench coach with the Milwaukee Brewers.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
DETROIT - Orioles bench coach John Russell is expected to be interviewed for the Minnesota Twins' managerial position. Russell, who has been the Orioles' bench coach since 2011, has previous managing experience. He managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2008 to 2010, compiling a 186-299 record over those three seasons. All of manager Buck Showalter's coaches, including Russell, are currently under contract for next season, so the Orioles would need to give permission to interview Russell.
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By Dan Connolly | June 6, 2012
Real cool moment in the Orioles clubhouse today when William “Steel” Russell, son of Orioles bench coach and former Pirates manager, John, learned that the Orioles had taken him in the 32nd round of the amateur draft. A left-handed hitting catcher from Midland Junior College in Texas, Steel joined his dad on this trip, and both hoped he would be drafted - but they didn't know it would be by the Orioles. “I am very proud. For your son to be drafted, especially with the team that I'm with right now, it is something that I'll cherish forever,” said John Russell, who was a first-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies as a catcher in 1982.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
HOUSTON -- Catcher Matt Wieters' second light throwing session was successful, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. It was much like his first session on Friday, when he made 25 throws from about 75 feet while playing catch with bench coach John Russell. The Orioles are optimistic that Wieters, who is on the disabled list with right elbow discomfort, can return this season and avoid surgery, but Showalter said, even in the best-case scenario, he wouldn't expect Wieters to return within the next two weeks.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2012
DeMarlo Hale, who had served as the Orioles' third-base coach this past season, is taking a job as bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays, an industry source has confirmed. Hale, the only remaining unsigned coach from Orioles manager Buck Showalter's staff heading into Thanskgiving, interviewed for the Toronto job earlier this week. The Orioles had extended an offer for Hale to return to the club as third-base coach, but a bench coaching position is seen as a move up. Hale, who was previously the Red Sox bench coach under former Boston manager Terry Francona, joined Showalter's staff this past season after Francona was not retained following the 2011 season.
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Sports Digest | October 3, 2013
Baseball Astros move ex-Orioles manager Trembley to bench coach Former Orioles manager Dave Trembley will return to the Houston Astros as a bench coach after serving as the third base coach last season, according to the Houston Chronicle. Trembley, 61, replaced Sam Perlozzo as Orioles manager in June 2007 and was fired in June 2010 after going 187-283. A minor league coach for two-plus decades, he managed the Orioles' Double-A team in Bowie in 2003 and 2004, earning the Orioles' Cal Ripken Sr. Player Development Award in 2003, before managing their Triple-A team in Ottawa in 2005 and 2006.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | March 3, 2010
- Jeff Datz stood tall in front of home plate during an Orioles workout last week, a group of catchers - masks in hands, eyes fixed forward - surrounding him. For 20 minutes, Datz taught without interruption, going over throwing, receiving and positioning. He occasionally used his hands to emphasize or to demonstrate, but he barely changed his tone or posture. When Orioles manager Dave Trembley began his search for a new bench coach this offseason, he was looking for a detail-oriented baseball man with varied experience, a no-nonsense demeanor and a catcher's background.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN REPORTER | November 6, 2007
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The first day of baseball's general managers meetings came and went quietly, though the Orioles managed to get one thing accomplished. A team source said manager Dave Trembley is set to hire Dave Jauss as bench coach, which would complete an aggressive overhaul of the Orioles' coaching staff. Jauss spent the past two seasons as the Los Angeles Dodgers' bench coach under manager Grady Little, who resigned last week and was replaced by former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2005
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Orioles stayed within the organization when finding a new bench coach. They didn't even look outside the team. Third base coach Tom Trebelhorn will take a seat beside interim manager Sam Perlozzo when the Orioles face the Tampa Bay Devil Rays tomorrow. First base coach Rick Dempsey will assume Trebelhorn's duties as third base coach, with Dave Cash leaving Triple-A Ottawa's staff to replace Dempsey. Butch Davis, a coach at Double-A Bowie, will replace Cash at Ottawa.
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | November 8, 2005
Hours after Lee Elia officially was named Orioles bench coach yesterday, he drove about 45 minutes to have dinner with his new boss. Last night at manager Sam Perlozzo's Florida home, Elia, Perlozzo and new Orioles pitching coach Leo Mazzone ate steak and chewed the fat about a sport in which they have more than 100 years of combined experience. "We're having chateaubriand, some salad, baked potatoes and baseball extraordinaire," Perlozzo said. It was part friendly get-together, part introductory meeting for Elia and Mazzone and part celebration - since Perlozzo's 2006 coaching staff is complete.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - The one constant in Mark Turgeon's steady climb up the coaching ladder was building the type of reputation that most in his profession covet. It is summed up by two simple letters that for decades have described some of basketball's top minds: X's and O's. Trying to attract what once were called blue-chip prospects to programs that were off the radar because of location, league affiliation or fan interest was often difficult, making it crucial for Turgeon to outcoach his counterparts.
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Sports Digest | October 3, 2013
Baseball Astros move ex-Orioles manager Trembley to bench coach Former Orioles manager Dave Trembley will return to the Houston Astros as a bench coach after serving as the third base coach last season, according to the Houston Chronicle. Trembley, 61, replaced Sam Perlozzo as Orioles manager in June 2007 and was fired in June 2010 after going 187-283. A minor league coach for two-plus decades, he managed the Orioles' Double-A team in Bowie in 2003 and 2004, earning the Orioles' Cal Ripken Sr. Player Development Award in 2003, before managing their Triple-A team in Ottawa in 2005 and 2006.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
It was a human moment that wasn't revealed in the box score of the Orioles' 5-3 road split-squad loss to the Phillies in Clearwater -- a father finally getting to coach his son in a sport to which they have both dedicated their careers. Orioles bench coach John Russell, who managed the team's road split-squad team with manager Buck Showalter back in Sarasota on Saturday afternoon, had never had the opportunity to coach his son, Steel, before Sunday's game.  Steel Russell, a left-handed hitting catcher whom the Orioles drafted in the 32 nd round last season out of Midland Junior College in Texas, jumped at the chance to get on the team's travel roster to Clearwater for Sunday's game.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
As expected, the Orioles' only representative on USA Baseball's 27-man provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic is center fielder Adam Jones. The rosters for the rest of the countries will be announced later today, so other Orioles could be named then, but Miguel Gonzalez said today that he won't pitch for Mexico . Thirteen of the players on the provisional roster have USA Baseball experience, including six who have played in past WBCs. The roster includes 15 major league All-Stars, three Most Valuable Players and one Cy Young Award winner.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was somewhat astonished by the interest his third base coach vacancy drew. Candidates constantly emerged to replace DeMarlo Hale, who was hired as Toronto's bench coach last month. But when decision time to make a hire came, Showalter stayed within the organization and turned to one of his most trusted coaches. The Orioles announced Thursday they have hired Bobby Dickerson, who has been the organization's minor league infield coordinator for the past three seasons, as their new third base coach.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2012
DeMarlo Hale, who had served as the Orioles' third-base coach this past season, is taking a job as bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays, an industry source has confirmed. Hale, the only remaining unsigned coach from Orioles manager Buck Showalter's staff heading into Thanskgiving, interviewed for the Toronto job earlier this week. The Orioles had extended an offer for Hale to return to the club as third-base coach, but a bench coaching position is seen as a move up. Hale, who was previously the Red Sox bench coach under former Boston manager Terry Francona, joined Showalter's staff this past season after Francona was not retained following the 2011 season.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2003
As Sam Perlozzo scanned his cell phone messages yesterday, he redialed a number that he mistakenly assumed would connect to the last caller. Instead, he ended up in a conversation with the man who beat him out for the Orioles' managerial job. Lee Mazzilli hadn't left a message, figuring he would try again later. But they needed to talk, so Mazzilli could be certain that Perlozzo wanted to return as bench coach. So he could be sure there were no hard feelings. "I'm coming back," Perlozzo said.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1999
Orioles bench coach Eddie Murray yesterday became the ninth known candidate to interview for the club's managerial vacancy as majority owner Peter Angelos and his advisory committee press to conclude the process by this weekend, according to club and industry sources.Murray's long-anticipated interview coincided with the Seattle Mariners' industry-shaking hire of former Orioles general manager Pat Gillick as executive vice president/director of baseball operations. Gillick resigned his post with the Orioles last October at least in part because of philosophical differences with Angelos.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Several media outlets, led by the Boston Herald, reported Wednesday that the Boston Red Sox have a two-year deal in place for right-handed slugger Jonny Gomes. Gomes, 31, hit .262 with 18 homers, a .377 on-base percentage and .491 slugging percentage in 99 games for the Oakland A's last season. A designated hitter and outfielder who demolishes left-handed pitching, he looked like he'd be a good fit for the Orioles' vacant DH/unclaimed left field spot. And as Eduardo A. Encina reported last week, the Orioles had legitimate interest in Gomes, but only on a one-year deal.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2012
Former Orioles manager Dave Trembley, who had been a minor league instructor with the Atlanta Braves, has been hired to be on the big league staff of new Houston Astros manager Bo Porter. The exact position has not been announced, but it wouldn't be a surprise if Trembley ended up as Porter's bench coach. Trembley managed Porter in the minors. Tha Astros also hired John Malee as hitting coach and retained Doug Brocail (pitching coach) and Dave Clark (position unspecified). “A manager is only as good as his coaching staff and I'm confident these four will contribute to a terrific staff that can help us accomplish our goals,” Porter said in a team news release.
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