Former Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter will be joining the MLB Network as an analyst for the remainder of the shortened 60-game MLB season.
Showalter will be effectively replacing Joe Girardi who left the network in the offseason to become the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Showalter was reportedly the second choice for the Phillies job with the upper management of the team split on the decision.
Over his managerial career, Showalter compiled 1,551 wins in 20 seasons. He spent nine seasons with the Orioles from 2010-18, as well as four seasons with the Rangers, three with the Diamondbacks and four with the Yankees. His career wins rank 24th all-time in MLB history and his 669 with Baltimore ranks second all-time behind Hall of Famer Earl Weaver.
For the first time since 1997, Showalter helped the 2012 Orioles reach their first of three postseason appearances during his tenure with the team. In 2014, he led the O’s to an American League Championship Series and was named AL Manager of the Year for the third time in his career.
For the remainder of the season, he will continue his current role with the YES Network while stepping into a new position at MLBN where he will be a part of game coverage, stat-focused broadcasts and focus on the trade deadline.
He will kick off his career on the MLB Network Tuesday on the 2 p.m. edition of “MLB Tonight.”
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