The Baltimore Orioles named former Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde the 20th manager in club history Dec. 14.
"After conducting an intensive search, I believe that we have found the ideal leader for the next era of Orioles baseball," Baltimore executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said in a news release. "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 was reported to be the Orioles' choice Dec. 11, but Elias
those reports were "premature." Hyde was announced as the manager three days later and will be introduced during a news conference at Camden Yards Dec. 17.
Hyde, 45, had been with the Cubs since December 2011, when he was hired as the club's minor league field coordinator. He then served as Chicago's director of player development from August 2012 through the end of the 2013 season. He spent the next five years on the Cubs' major league coaching staff. He was the bench coach in 2014 and 2018 and the first base coach from 2015-2017.
The Cubs won the World Series in 2016.
Hyde spent the first nine years of his coaching career with the Miami Marlins, starting as the hitting coach for Low-A Greensboro in 2003 and eventually becoming the manager of Double-A Jacksonville in 2009. He then joined the Marlins' big league staff as a bench coach in June 2010, a position he handled before departing for the Cubs.
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