The Baltimore Orioles made the controversial decision to fire former manager Buck Showalter following the 2018 season. Showalter spent nine seasons with the team, leading the Orioles to the playoffs three times and an ALCS berth in 2014.
However, the team suffered one of its worst seasons in team history in 2018, finishing with a record of 47-115. It was the second-worst season in the franchise’s history and its worst since the team moved to Baltimore.
After two months of searching for a new manager, the Orioles have reportedly found a new skipper.
According to multiple reports, Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde the team’s new manager.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 12, 2018
Hyde, 45, previously worked for the Florida Marlins where he managed the club for one game during the 2011 season. He served as the team’s bench coach from 2010-2012 before moving on to work for the Cubs from 2013-2018.
Hyde played professionally for the Chicago White Sox from 1997-2001.
Now he’ll get his first opportunity to manage a major league club.