Houston Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias is poised to become the Orioles’ next head of baseball operations, according to several news outlets.
Elias was a key component in the successful rebuild of the 2017 World Series champion Astros as their scouting director and then-assistant general manager.
USA Today, MLB.com and the Houston Chronicle have reported his impending hire, based on unnamed sources. However, the Orioles have not confirmed his selection or commented on the reports, which first surfaced late Tuesday night.
Elias, who replaces former executive vice president Dan Duquette atop the Orioles’ baseball operations hierarchy, was part of an...