The Orioles fired manager Dave Trembley after getting off to the worst start (15-39) in the major leagues this season. Trembley was ousted just under three years after taking over the job as Baltimore's skipper in the middle of the 2007 campaign, when he replaced the fired Sam Perlozzo. He went 187-283 as the Orioles manager.
Trembley spent more than two decades in the minor leagues before an unlikely journey into the Orioles manager's office. He remained mindful that the job was an impermanent one.
"I know that sooner or later someone will come after me and be the manager of the Baltimore Orioles," Trembley told WEEI.com last season. "All we are is a caretaker of the game. We are here to make sure the game is better and pass it on to the next guy in line."
Trembley will be replaced on an interim basis by Orioles third base coach Juan Samuel. The announcement comes as the Red Sox prepare for a three-game series against the Orioles in Baltimore.
For more on Trembley, a former inner-city school teacher who followed an unusual career path, click here.
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