The Baltimore Orioles may have found their new manager.
Citing sources, MLB.com is reporting the team has named current Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to the position.
— Shawn Stepner (@StepnerWMAR) December 12, 2018
Mike Elias, the Orioles newly hired Executive Vice President and General Manager has since denied the report.
Hyde, 45, joined the Cubs as a Minor League field coordinator in 2012, following a coaching stint with the Marlins.
If made official the hiring would be the first notable personnel move in Elias' tenure with the Orioles.
Last year Baltimore lost a franchise record and league worst 115 games.