Latest Buck Showalter News

Slumping Davis a costly problem, but O's staying patient

Apr. 6, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The new regime of the Baltimore Orioles inherited a costly problem in slumping slugger Chris Davis, who's working with a $161 million contract yet can't buy a hit. After batting .168 last year — the lowest average by a qualifier in major league history — Davis opened this...

Nunez, Orioles top Yankees 7-5 to take season-opening series

Mar. 31, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Palmer cut across the Baltimore clubhouse, headed over to young left-handers John Means and Paul Fry, and reached out for handshakes. "Nice job, boys," the Hall of Fame pitcher and longtime Orioles announcer praised. Same goes for all the Orioles right now after they won their...

LEADING OFF: Harper a hit but still hitless, Darvish vs TEX

Mar. 29, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BRYCE CHECK Bryce Harper was a hit on opening day in Philadelphia, getting plenty of applause in those gaudy green Phanatic spikes . But he's still hitless, something he'll try to change when the Phillies continue a series against Atlanta. Harper was 0 for 3...

Voit homers, Tanaka strong, Yanks beat O's 7-2 in opener

Mar. 28, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit heard the "Luuuuuke!" chants during pre-game introductions, and that got the exuberant, oversized slugger going. "Man, it fires me up every time," he said. Beats the start of last season, when Voit was stashed away in Triple-A. A fast-rising fan favorite in the Bronx, Voit kicked...

Aaron Boone sees extra motivation in 2019 Yankees

Mar. 27, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manager Aaron Boone sees even more motivation in this year's New York Yankees. "They've had a couple of really good teams here that have been close, and the disappointment of an ending when you feel like you have a team capable of greatness I think does add a log to the fire," he said...

Cashner subs for injured Cobb as Orioles opening day starter

Mar. 26, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The season hasn't started yet, and the Baltimore Orioles are already in next-man-up mode. Right-hander Andrew Cashner will replace injured Alex Cobb as Baltimore's starter Thursday on opening day at Yankee Stadium. Though he wasn't the first choice of rookie manager Brandon Hyde, the...

Rebuilding Orioles won't be burdened by high expectations

Mar. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A year ago, the Baltimore Orioles had Manny Machado and expectations of reaching the playoffs for the fourth time in seven seasons under manager Buck Showalter. Machado and Showalter are gone, as is all realistic hope of playing baseball this October. After staggering through their worst...

Orioles' Brandon Hyde hopes approach translates into wins

Mar. 5, 2019 1:02 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Hyde's style is totally different from his Baltimore Orioles' predecessor. Under Buck Showalter, who had managed the Orioles for more than eight seasons until his dismissal at the end of last year, it was all business during spring training. There are more light moments under...

Orioles veterans Cashner and Cobb looking to rebound

Feb. 23, 2019 3:53 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — In the new world of the Baltimore Orioles where youth and inexperience are the rule, there are two veteran pitchers hoping to prove they still have some skills. Last spring training, the Orioles added two free agent pitchers, Andrew Cashner and Alex Cobb, and both had substandard...