The Baltimore Orioles have employed Houston Astros assistant GM Mike Elias to be their general manager, the workforce introduced Friday.
The Orioles additionally gave Elias the title of government vp.
Elias has overseen novice scouting for the Astros since 2011. He acquired the assistant GM title in 2016, when he additionally took the lead on Houston’s participant improvement and minor league operations.
The Orioles are changing Dan Duquette, who was fired together with manager Buck Showalter in October after a 47-115 season.
One in every of Elias’ first duties shall be hiring Baltimore’s subsequent manager. Showalter had been the skipper since 2010.
Elias shall be launched in a information convention Monday.