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Mike Elias Hired as Orioles Vice President and General Manager

November 16, 2018 - 2:29 pm

The Orioles have announced that Mike Elias has been named the club’s next Executive Vice President and General Manager.  According to the Orioles press release, "Elias will oversee all baseball operations for the club and have full autonomy to build his staff and make decisions on all baseball matters that he believes will make the Orioles successful on the field, entertaining to fans, and impactful in the community."

Elias has been in the Astros organization since 2012 and was named director of amateur scouting upon his arrival. Jeff Luhnow promoted him to assistant general manager in August 2016, expanding his duties to include oversight of player development and minor league operations.  The 36-year-old Elias has notably been in charge of drafting and helping get those players to the big leagues, including Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman.

Elias graduated from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, and Yale University. He played college baseball for the Yale Bulldogs as a pitcher.