Three days after reports surfaced that the Orioles were prepared to make Brandon Hyde their manager, Hyde was named as the team’s 20th manager.
Hyde, who was the Chicago Cubs’ bench coach in 2018, didn’t play in the major leagues but has been with the Cubs for the past seven years as minor league field coordinator, director of player development and, for the past five seasons, as a major league coach.
He was Chicago’s bench coach in 2014 and first base coach from 2015-17 before returning to the bench last season.
The 45-year-old also spent nine seasons in the Marlins’ organization as a minor league coach, manager and major league coach. Hyde was interim manager for one game in 2011.
“After conducting an intensive search, I believe that we have found the ideal leader for the next era of Orioles baseball,” Mike Elias, Orioles executive vice president and general manager said Friday.
“Brandon’s deep background in player development and major league coaching, most recently helping to shape the Cubs into a world champion, has thoroughly prepared him for this job and distinguished him throughout our interview process. I look forward to introducing him to our fans next week and to working together with him to build the next great Orioles team.”
Hyde will be introduced at a news conference on Monday at noon.
He played four seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization and one season of independent ball.
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