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Buck Showalter

Orioles send four players to All-Star Game

Orioles send four players to All-Star Game

After calling four players into his office individually to inform them they had been selected to play in next Tuesday’s All-Star Game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced the news to his entire team before the Orioles took batting practice Monday night at Target Field. Three players were expected to head to Cincinnati. Third baseman Manny Machado, closer Zach Britton and center fielder Adam Jones all made strong cases during the first half to represent the American League, but set-up man Darren O’Day was the surprise selection, making his first All-Star Game. It wasn’t that O’Day wasn’t worthy, going 5-0 with a 1.14 ERA in 31 2/3 innings in the first...