The phrase of the dismissals got here inside hours of one another. Each Showalter and Duquette are “at the moment finishing contracts that conclude on the finish of the month,” the Orioles mentioned.
“With the conclusion of the 2018 season, the membership has determined to reorganize os Baseball Operations division underneath new government administration,” Baltimore spokesperson Greg Bader mentioned in an announcement posted on Twitter. “We thank Dan and Buck for his or her many contributions over the previous a number of years. Beneath their management, previous to the 2018 season and for six consecutive years, the membership delivered aggressive groups enjoying significant baseball into September.
“Everybody in Birdland and throughout out group will cherish these reminiscences, and all of us take part thanking Dan and Buck for his or her contributions.”
On behalf of the membership, the Angelos household, and companions, spokesperson Greg Bader issued the next assertion: pic.twitter.com/7UhlYZeITq
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) October 4, 2018
The Orioles’ season has been underwhelming in Duquette’s seventh season because the group completed final within the American League East for a second straight 12 months, and sat 61 video games out of first place.
Duquette has been battling low attendance and a franchise-worst 115 losses.
He joined the membership in 2011 after spending time with the Montreal Expos (1991–1994) and the Boston Pink Sox (1994–2002).