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Report: Orioles to Hire Brandon Hyde as Manager

December 11, 2018 - 9:04 pm

By Joe Schiller

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Baltimore Orioles are expected to hire Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as their next manager.

Hyde previously spent six seasons with the Chicago Cubs under managers Rick Renteria and Joe Maddon serving as a bench and first base coach. He was apart of the 2016 World Series-winning team and hails from an esteemed organization led by Theo Epstein, who've become one of the top MLB teams in recent years. 

Before Chicago, Hyde managed and coach with the Marlins both at the minor league and professional level.

General manager Mike Elias was hired by the Orioles in November to lead the impending rebuild. He brought over his right-hand-man Sig Mejdal as an assistant general manager and has now seemingly found his skipper in Hyde. More coaches and assistants are likely to follow but landing a manager was the top priority.

Hyde will take over for Buck Showalter, who spent eight seasons in Baltimore and led the Orioles to three playoff appearances, including an ALCS appearance in 2014.

As MLB Winter Meetings continue, it’s clear that the Orioles are going to look like a drastically different team top to bottom by the time the 2019 season rolls around.