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Brandon Hyde took the Orioles job with no shortstops on the roster. Now, he feels good about the potential there

Brandon Hyde took the Orioles job with no shortstops on the roster. Now, he feels good about the potential there

When Brandon Hyde took the Orioles job at the winter meetings late last year in Las Vegas, his new boss Mike Elias had just floated the notion that Jonathan Villar was the team's everyday shortstop.

With Tim Beckham not offered a contract in early December, such was the gap atop the depth chart at that crucial position that the Orioles were planning to pull the man who stepped in seamlessly at second base after he was traded for Jonathan Schoop from his best position to fill another need.

But moves that came that same week — the selection of...

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