Birds Bounce Manager Trembley

BALTIMORE (AP) – Dave Trembley has been fired as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, who have the worst record in the major leagues.

The announcement was made Friday by president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. Third base coach Juan Samuel was appointed interim manager by MacPhail, who hired Trembley to take over on an interim basis for Sam Perlozzo on June 18, 2007.

The Orioles opened with 16 losses in 18 games, are 15-39 and staggering toward a franchise-record 13th consecutive losing season. Baltimore has lost eight straight and is coming off an 0-6
road trip in which it was outscored 34-8 in Toronto and at Yankee Stadium.

Trembley is the second major league manager to be fired this season. Trey Hillman was dismissed by Kansas City on May 13.
      
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