5 years ago

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles could announce a contract extension for manager Buck Showalter as soon as Thursday.

If an announcement isn't made Thursday, it should come before Saturday's FanFest event. Showalter's current contract runs through the end of 2013, but he's expected to get at least three years tacked on. It's well deserved, as he has a 196-185 record as skipped and led the club to their first playoff appearance since 1997 last year.