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Orioles Fire Perlozzo

The Baltimore Orioles have fired manager Sam Perlozzo and hired Andy MacPhail for a front office job, the Sun‘s Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly report.

Sam Perlozzo was fired as manager of the Orioles this morning, according to a club source.

Perlozzo, 56, a Cumberland native who called managing the Orioles his dream job, will be removed about 2 1/2 months into his second full season leading the club.

The team is set to leave this afternoon for a six-game West Coast trip that starts tomorrow night in San Diego.

Bullpen coach Dave Trembley, a longtime minor league skipper who has occasionally subbed for bench coach Tom Trebelhorn this season, has been named interim manager while club executives begin the search for a long-term replacement.

In addition, ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that the club has hired Andy MacPhail, former Chicago Cubs president, as the Orioles’ chief operating officer, presumably replacing Joe Foss, who left the Orioles earlier this season. And, according to Olney, they are attempting to set up a meeting with former Florida Marlins manager Joe Girardi to replace Perlozzo.

The Orioles, who are currently in last place in the American League East with a 29-40 record and in the midst of an eight-game losing streak, are expected to announce changes this afternoon.

Somehow, I suspect the O’s will continue to suck.

via Jeff Quinton, who has some local color to add.

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