BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles hired Brandon Hyde to be their new manager Friday, hoping his expertise as Cubs bench coach will assist the crew transfer ahead whereas in rebuilding mode.
Shortstop Richie Martin was chosen No. 1 total by the Orioles within the Rule 5 draft and 14 gamers total, together with 10 pitchers, had been picked within the main league portion.
Hyde takes over for Buck Showalter, who was fired after Baltimore completed 47-115 — the worst file within the majors. This might be Hyde’s first stint as a serious league manager.
The 45-year-old Hyde was chosen by normal manager Mike Elias, who started an in depth seek for Showalter’s substitute after being hired final month to exchange Dan Duquette.
“I consider that now we have discovered the best chief for the subsequent period of Orioles baseball,” Elias stated of Hyde.
Hyde labored as Chicago’s bench coach this 12 months underneath manager Joe Maddon. He was within the second of three seasons as Cubs first base coach when the crew won the World Collection in 2016.
Earlier than that, Hyde served as Rick Renteria’s bench coach in Chicago in 2014. He beforehand served as Chicago’s director of participant growth from August 2012 by way of 2013 after becoming a member of the Cubs in December 2011 as their minor league discipline coordinator.
Prior to becoming a member of the Cubs, Hyde spent 9 seasons within the Miami Marlins group. He was Miami’s bench coach from June 2010 by way of the tip of the 2011 season.
“Brandon’s deep background in participant growth and main league teaching — most not too long ago serving to to form the Cubs right into a world champion — has completely ready him for this job and distinguished him all through our interview course of,” Elias stated.
Elias and Hyde will search to develop a crew that shifted into rebuild mode final July underneath Duquette, who traded away lots of the crew’s stars — most notably Manny Machado, Zach Britton, Jonathan Schoop and Kevin Gausman — for 15 prospects and Worldwide bonus pool cash in strikes that reduce payroll from $151 million to $136 million.
On the day he was launched by Baltimore, Elias spoke in regards to the significance of touchdown the correct manager to form the Orioles right into a crew that may be aggressive within the AL East.
“This is a crucial rent, similar to this was an vital rent,” Elias stated on Nov. 19. “It isn’t one thing you rush. We wish to get the correct particular person for this time.”
Hyde might be formally launched because the 20th manager in Orioles historical past on Monday.