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Cubs promote Brandon Hyde to bench coach, 'have to listen' to trade offers

Cubs promote Brandon Hyde to bench coach, 'have to listen' to trade offers

The Cubs have promoted first-base coach Brandon Hyde to bench coach.

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer confirmed the move, which first was reported in a tweet by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Hyde takes over for Dave Martinez, who left to become manager of the Nationals after three seasons as bench coach to Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

Hyde, 44, joined the Cubs coaching staff as a bench coach in 2014 under Rick Renteria and moved to first base in 2015 under Maddon.

This will be Hyde’s third stint as a bench coach. Hyde served in the role under Jack McKeon with the Marlins in 2011.

Hyde joined the Cubs as minor-league field coordinator the following season.

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