DETROIT -- The Orioles are interested in making Buck Showalter the full-time replacement for manager Dave Trembley, who was dismissed on June 4, according to a Major League source.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal first reported the Orioles spoke with Showalter, who interviewed on June 23, again on Monday and made it clear in his message on Twitter that he believes the organization is leaning that way. The team has not commented on the report.
President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail confirmed the first interview with Showalter, which lasted around three hours, and has said previously that he won't put a timeline on the manager search.
"I think we want to get it right, whether it's in two weeks or two months [is] probably not as important as getting the right guy," said MacPhail, who didn't anticipate making a hire prior to the All-Star break. "I don't think, frankly given our place in the standings, urgency is as paramount as it might be to a team like the Marlins, who are still a few game within striking distance."
The other leading candidate is believed to be Eric Wedge, who twice interviewed with the team and is considered a front-runner along with Showalter.