With Brad Komminsk's move to Triple-A Norfolk, where he will serve as the hitting coach under Gary Allenson, Double-A Bowie is without a manager, but that should change very soon.
The Orioles will fill that spot internally with the three candidates being short-season Single-A Aberdeen manager Gary Kendall, Single-A Frederick manager Orlando Gomez and minor league field coordinator/Latin American field coordinator Bobby Dickerson.
Kendall, a local guy who graduated from Sparrows Point High School and played at the Community College of Baltimore, appears to be in the best position to get the job, though a final decision hasn't been made. Kendall has been in the organization for the past 11 seasons, the past three as the Aberdeen manager. He also scouted for the San Diego Padres.
Gomez has been in the organization for six seasons, managing at Frederick, Single-A Delmarva, Rookie-level Bluefield and the Gulf Coast League Orioles.
Dickerson, who was considered a candidate for manager Buck Showalter's staff as he worked under him in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, started last season as a field coordinator but became Norfolk's manager after Dave Trembley was fired and Allenson was promoted to the big league staff. With the Orioles doing away with one of their two Dominican teams, Dickerson's position has essentially been dissolved.
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