Eduardo A. Encina is entering his fourth season as Orioles beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. A Jessup native and University of Maryland graduate, Encina previously covered another American League East team, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune. In his career, Encina also has covered the Tampa Bay Lightning, Penn State football and high school sports. He has won four Associated Press Sports Editors awards and was one of the lead writers for a package that won APSE’s top investigative award in 2007.
Buck Showalter won't return to manage the Orioles in 2019, according to an industry source, ending what until this season had been a productive relationship with the manager who took over in August 2010 and brought playoff baseball back to Baltimore and an organization that was starved for it.