Brandon Hyde will be the new manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Hyde, who was hired away from the Chicago Cubs after spending 2018 as their bench coach and five years on their major league coaching staff, was selected from a group of six candidates.
As multiple media outlets reported the Orioles had selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to be their next manager Tuesday night, new general manager Mike Elias denied that a hire had been made.
Reds manager David Bell said his brother, Orioles managerial candidate Mike Bell, 'would do great, given the opportunity' if new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias chose him to replace Buck Showalter.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis won't play in the final homestand, manager Buck Showalter said, reversing what he'd said Wednesday in Boston and solidifying Davis as having one of the worst seasons in baseball history.
Orioles minor league pitcher Alex Katz was in West Virginia with Low-A Delmarva Sunday, but his side-project with friend Anthony De Lucia, KD Custom Kicks, had a major presence at the MLB All-Star Futures Game in Washington.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has had a challenging stretch in center field over the past week or so, but manager Buck Showalter said it's not at the point where he or Jones needs to change anything.
The Orioles have had their share of bench-clearing scuffles throughout their history. They're in Boston this weekend, where they've batted the Red Sox previously and the Red Sox are fresh off a big brawl against the Yankees.
A year ago Saturday, amid a flurry of early-season pitching moves where the Orioles lost Parker Bridwell and shuffled the back end of their roster, executive vice president Dan Duquette acquired right-hander Miguel Castro from the Colorado Rockies.