Brandon Hyde, Cubs bench coach, has been named Orioles manager
Brandon is 45 and is from Santa Rosa California.
The Orioles today announced that BRANDON HYDE has been named the 20th manager in club history. This will mark Hyde’s first Major League managerial assignment. The Orioles will introduce Hyde during a press conference on Monday, December 17, at Oriole Park.
“After conducting an intensive search, I believe that we have found the ideal leader for the next era of Orioles baseball,” said MIKE ELIAS, Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Brandon’s deep background in player development and Major League coaching, most recently helping to shape the Cubs into a World Champion, has thoroughly prepared him for this job and distinguished him throughout our interview process. I look forward to introducing him to our fans next week and to working together with him to build the next great Orioles team.”
Hyde, 45, begins his first Major League managerial role following 16 professional seasons in the coaching ranks and four professional seasons as a player. Hyde most recently served as the Chicago Cubs bench coach in 2018, his second season in this role (also in 2014). He also spent three seasons as the Cubs first base coach from 2015-17, and previously served as Chicago’s director of player development from August 2012 through the 2013 season, after joining the Cubs in December of 2011 as their minor league field coordinator. The Cubs qualified for the postseason four times during his tenure, including winning the franchise’s first World Series title in 108 years during the 2016 season.
Prior to joining the Cubs, Hyde spent nine seasons in the Miami Marlins organization. He served as the Marlins bench coach from June of 2010 through the end of the 2011 season, and served as Miami’s interim manager on June 19, 2011 against Tampa Bay, following the resignation of manager Edwin Rodriguez. Hyde began the 2010 season as the Marlins minor league infield coordinator, his first year in that role. The previous five seasons, from 2005-09, he managed across three different levels of the Marlins minor league system. He was Double-A Jacksonville’s manager during the 2009 campaign, leading the Suns to the Southern League Championship. Following the season, he also managed the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. In 2008, Hyde was the manager at Class-A Advanced Jupiter, and in 2007 he served as the manager at Double-A Carolina. He managed Class-A Greensboro from 2005-06, the team that he received his professional coaching start with in 2003, serving as Greensboro’s hitting coach for the second half of the 2003 season and all of 2004 before being promoted to manager.
The Santa Rosa, Calif. native signed with the Chicago White Sox organization in 1997 as an undrafted free agent out of Long Beach State University (CA). He spent four seasons in the White Sox minor league system, as a catcher and first baseman, reaching the Triple-A level in 2000. In 2001, he played 17 games for the Chico Heat of the Independent Western League.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) December 14, 2018
“Hyde managed in the Marlins organization from 2005 to 2009, heading the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2005 and 2006, the Carolina Mudcats in 2007, the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2008 and the Jacksonville Suns in 2009 where he led the Suns to their fourth Southern League Championship in club history. He had also spent two years as the Grasshoppers’ hitting coach. In 2010, he was the Marlins minor league infield coordinator.
On June 23, 2010 … Brandon was named the interim bench coach, Edwin Rodríguez was named the interim manager, and John Mallee was named the hitting coach. On November 3, 2010, the Marlins removed the interim tags from each, and made Hyde their bench coach for the 2011 season.
When Rodríguez unexpectedly resigned on June 19, 2011, Hyde was named acting manager for that evening’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays (a 2-1 loss that brought the team’s losing streak to ten games). On June 20, Jack McKeon was named Interim Manager and Hyde moved back to the bench coach position. On November 22, 2013, Hyde was named bench coach of the Chicago Cubs, under new manager Rick Renteria. The Cubs made a managerial change prior to the 2015 season. On the opening day of that season, Hyde was the first base coach under new manager Joe Maddon. During the 2017–18 off-season, Hyde rejected an offer by the New York Mets and remained with the Cubs after they promoted him to bench coach”
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 12, 2018