The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly continued their coaching and front office overhaul by hiring a new manager. According to Joel Sherman the O’s will hire Brandon Hyde to become the new skipper in Baltimore.
Hyde has served as a bench coach and first base coach with the Chicago Cubs since 2013. In recent years he has worked alongside Joe Maddon to help lead the Cubs to four straight playoff appearances and a World Series victory.
Prior to that, Hyde was a coach in the Marlins system, leading a handful of their minor league affiliates from 2005 to 2009. In 2010 he was brought up to the major league level to become the interim bench coach after the Marlins fired their manager, bench coach, and hitting coach mid season.
While 2018 will be Hyde’s first real shot at managing in the majors, he does technically have some prior experience. Hyde served as the Marlins manager for one game in 2011 after Edwin Rodriguez resigned without any notice in the middle of the season. Hyde was tasked with leading the team for their June 19 game before another interim manager could be officially named. In case you were wondering, the Marlins lost that game 2-1.
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