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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
After sprinting six times and taking four at-bats in a simulated game Monday, injured Orioles third baseman Manny Machado really has one more thing to accomplish before beginning to play in games at extended spring training -- and that could happen as early as Tuesday. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Machado ran 90-foot sprints six times Monday, but he has not yet cut on the bases while running. He is going to run 180-foot sprints Tuesday and could add cutting around the diamond then.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
The flu that hit the Orioles clubhouse last week affected two more players Tuesday. The Orioles sent center fielder Adam Jones and right-handed relief pitcher Evan Meek home from Camden Yards before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed because of rain. Neither player would have been available if the Orioles and Rays would have played. “From what I understand, it's going on all over,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “It's not just in our locker room. Unfortunately, a lot of it is unavoidable other than don't touch or communicate with people all day. That's pretty hard to do in this sport.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
DETROIT - After Friday's game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter presented the media with some updates from the minor league complex in Sarasota, Fla. ** Third baseman Manny Machado (knee) had a "functional" day Thursday in which he did pretty much all baseball activities: Hit, field, run a little. He felt good during it, Showalter said. Perhaps more important, he felt good Friday. Returning the next day after a tough workout without pain is obviously a good sign. There is no timetable for Machado's return, but he likely won't return until late April, at the earliest.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he didn't think left-hander Wei-Yin Chen had one of his better games Monday, but the results were undoubtedly there. After two subpar outings, Chen finally lasted more than six innings and allowed fewer than four runs -- something he hadn't done in his first two starts this year. In fact, he gave up just one run Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays, and he didn't allow a hit until James Loney 's one-out double in the fifth. Overall, he allowed five hits, two walks and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings, lowering his season ERA from 6.75 to 4.76.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
Before the masses start thinking that there's a rift between Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds and manager Buck Showalter, let's squash that -- and tell you about what you don't see on television. What you did see Friday night in the Orioles' 13-inning 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park was Reynolds hit his first homer of the season, a booming shot over the Green Monster in the third inning that ended a personal 0-for-13 streak and a 76-at bat homerless drought going back to last season (Watch the video by clicking HERE )
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
Buck Showalter not only has baseball talents, Baltimore -- he's also quite a believable prankster. The folks at Major League Baseball's Fan Cave just posted a really funny video where Showalter "punks" relief pitcher Darren O'Day. Here's the setup: O'Day thinks he's being interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter about his fondness for something called a "Solowheel," a unicycle-type thing that he's apparently getting paid to endorse. In the middle of demonstrating the device, Showalter storms up and asks him what the heck he thinks he's doing.
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February 13, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have a lot of issues to deal with over the course of spring training - which officially begins today - but he doesn't seem the least bit worried about his starting rotation, even though he concedes that there are a few things he might have to worry about. “We're probably at 9, 10, 11 guys that we're looking at," he said Tuesday. “You've got to say 'What if?' If [Jason Hammel] has a knee issue or Miguel [Gonzalez] has some issue or [Wei-Yin] Chen or something, we'll be able to move in a lot of different directions.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
Before today's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Orioles manager Buck Showalter got on top of his pregame soapbox and talked about how most barehanded plays don't need to be made. He reminisced about his days as an analyst at ESPN and about how he thought the network too often fell in love with a barehanded play that was more style than substance. But third baseman Manny Machado's ninth-inning barehanded throwout of  Desmond Jennings in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay wasn't one of those plays.
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By Matt Vensel | March 31, 2011
Check out this banner of Orioles manager Buck Showalter that allegedly will be hung at Camden Yards sometime between now and Opening Day. Well, Baltimore, are you ready?
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2012
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was tossed in the top of the sixth Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels after complaining about home plate umpire Angel Campos' strike zone. When Campos called a pitch that appeared to be well off the plate a strike against Nick Markakis in the sixth, Showalter yelled something and was immediately ejected. It was his first of the season and 20th of his career for Showalter. John Russell took over managing duties. Showalter has been displeased with the strike zones in each of the games during the Angels series.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
After sprinting six times and taking four at-bats in a simulated game Monday, injured Orioles third baseman Manny Machado really has one more thing to accomplish before beginning to play in games at extended spring training -- and that could happen as early as Tuesday. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Machado ran 90-foot sprints six times Monday, but he has not yet cut on the bases while running. He is going to run 180-foot sprints Tuesday and could add cutting around the diamond then.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2014
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz was back in uniform Sunday morning and back on the mound later in the day. Matusz missed the first two games of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays with a virus that caused him to spend time in a local hospital Friday afternoon. He had to receive IV fluids and wasn't released until later that night. "I think that was just to get on IVs, and make sure everything was OK, and make sure that it wasn't a stomach problem," Matusz said. "It was more precautionary.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after Friday's game that left-hander Brian Matusz and hitting coach Jim Presley were fighting flu-type symptoms. Presley was sent home; Matusz never made it to the ballpark. “We've got his bug going around,” Showalter said. “It's taken about two guys out a day, seems like.” Showalter made it sound like Matusz had already visited the hospital and might have to stay there -- and that he might not be available Saturday. “I'm not sure about Brian Matusz's status [Saturday]
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
In the next step of his recovery from October knee surgery, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will take two at-bats against Johan Santana in a “simulated” game on Saturday in Sarasota, Fla. Machado, 21, can do everything but sprint. And he will not be running the bases Saturday. “Haven't heard the word sprint yet,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.  He likely will take some time in between at-bats against Santana, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
NEW YORK - R ight-hander Ubaldo Jimenez can't pinpoint why April has typically been his most difficult month of the season, but he knows he can rebound from a pair of rocky starts to open his Orioles career because he's done it before. After the Orioles' 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday, Jimenez has lost both of his first two starts, pitched to a 6.75 ERA and allowed 21 base runners -- including eight walks -- over 10 2/3 innings. Over his career, Jimenez has a 10-10 record with a 5.02 ERA in April and is 72-67 with a 3.86 ERA after that.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
NEW YORK - J.J. Hardy is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated that the shortstop is close to returning from nagging back spasms. Showalter said that Hardy could be an option off the bench for today's game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. “A lot better, much more available,” Showalter said. “I'm optimistic he'd be an option today. We'll see how the rest of the day goes. I wouldn't have said that yesterday.
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By Matt Vensel | July 15, 2011
I'm not sure what Buck Showalter did during his three-day vacation over the All-Star break. But I know one thing the Orioles manager didn't do: watch Robinson Cano win the MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night. “It's hard to watch the home run hitting contest,” Showalter said before Thursday's loss to the Indians . “Obviously, the balls are juiced. Those aren't normal balls that they're hitting. I've been in Arizona for a long time and you don't hit balls where they're hitting them.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
  I wonder if Darren O'Day's heart has started back up yet. Because when the Orioles' reliever was pranked recently by manager Buck Showalter for a Major League Baseball Fan Cave video, you wondered if the poor guy was going to need a defibrillator before it was all over. This was an absolute classic. It went like this: before a game against the Mets in New York, O'Day was supposedly being interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter to talk about something called a "Solowheel.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
DETROIT -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said during spring training that left fielder David Lough could be eased, at some point, into the leadoff role against right-handers. Six games into the season, Lough has started four times and batted first twice - in consecutive games against right-handers Saturday and Sunday - after hitting second in his first two starts of the year. Showalter hasn't committed to the speedy Lough as the permanent leadoff hitter yet, instead of right fielder Nick Markakis, but it looks like it could end up that way. “It's an option.
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