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Orioles hire Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as 20th manager in club history

Orioles hire Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as 20th manager in club history

Brandon Hyde will be the 20th manager in Orioles history, the club announced Friday, solidifying the selection that was first reported Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings but was deemed premature by executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias as it beamed from the television screen in his Las Vegas hotel suite.

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 that included Colorado Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond, Washington Nationals bench coach Chip Hale, Arizona Diamondbacks vice president of player development Mike Bell, Kansas...

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