Two weeks after firing former director of player development Oneri Fleita, the Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday that Brandon Hyde will officially be taking over the position according to CSN Chicago.
The 38-year-old Hyde, who spent nine seasons with the Marlins before joining team president Theo Epstein's staff as a minor-league outfield coordinator last winter, played four years with the White Sox before switching over the front office.
Hyde's promotion is just another move in a long line of shakeups from Epstein in his bid to overhaul his new franchise, as Hyde is reportedly said to already have a working relationship with the team's chief executive in charge of scouting and player development, Jason McLeod. While this hiring hardly comes as a shock considering Epstein's nature to reward 'his' guys, he did ultimately pass over the likes of Chicago international scout Alex Suarez and former Atlanta Braves director of player development Kurt Kemp.
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