Itís official this time. The Orioles have hired Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to be the 20th manager in Oís history."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Commentary & AnalysisOrioles ProspectsOrioles Game RecapsOrioles News and RumorsCamdencastOrioles News and RumorsOrioles announce Brandon Hyde hired as managerNew Charlie Morton Jersey ,37commentsItís official this time. The Orioles have hired Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to be the 20th manager in Oís history.ByMark BrownDec 14, 2018,4:15pm ESTShareTweetShareShareOrioles announce Brandon Hyde hired as managerJayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsThe Orioles found their manager after all, and it turns out to be the exact person who was reported on Tuesday night to be the next manager. The club announced officially on Friday afternoon that Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde will be the 20th manager in Oís history. Hyde will be introduced in a press conference on Monday at noon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. As with the conference for the hire of GM Mike Elias, this will be broadcast on MASN, 105.7 in Baltimore, and online at and on several social media platforms. If the general manager press conference is any indication, the full video will eventually be posted to YouTube even if you donít get to watch it live.In the teamís press release announcing the hire, Elias had this to say about his manager:Hyde, 45, was the Cubs first base coach during their 2016 World Series title. He has also served in a variety of roles across the minors and majors, including several years coaching and managing in the Marlins organization and a one-game interim MLB stint that has him in the books as a prior MLB manager. Other jobs have included minor league infield coordinator (Marlins) and director of player development (Cubs).Although only Elias and Hyde know for certain, the timing of the announcement combined with the earlier reports seems to suggest that they just wanted to wait until the winter meetings were over to confirm the reports and have a coordinated roll-out of the announcement. It does not matter much in the grand scheme that Hyde did not get to participate in the ceremonial winter meetings photo of all MLB managers. He already has something to look forward to next December.The Oís had been reported to be choosing from a pool of six candidates in this managerial search. Along with Hyde , reported names included: former Indians/Nationals manager Manny Acta, Diamondbacks director of player development Mike Bell, Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol, Nationals bench coach Chip Hale, and Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond.There were some early indications that the Oís might be looking for someone with more MLB managerís experience. Acta, Hale, and Redmond had all been managers. It seems that Elias was more impressed with the experience that Hyde was able to acquire throughout the minors and in different MLB coaching/development jobs. In Eliasís own introductory press conference, he sounded like he had a good idea of what he was looking for in a manager. The fact that he decided Hyde was the most impressive person is good enough for me to find this to be an exciting hire.Whether this means all that much for the fortunes of the 2019 Orioles is another story. A new GM and a new manager stuck with mostly the same roster, minus departing free agents, canít fix a 47-115 squad on their own. Hopefully itís a sign that the Oís can start getting more out of their young players and offer some encouragement that things will eventually get better. San Francisco Giants (10-14, fifth in the NL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (11-13, third in the NL East)Toronto; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Drew Pomeranz (0-2 Jose Cruz Jr. Jersey , 4.82 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 23 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Clay Buchholz (0-0, 3.38 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 6 strikeouts)LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runsBOTTOM LINE: Toronto and San Francisco will face off at Rogers Centre on Wednesday.The Blue Jays are 4-7 on their home turf. Toronto has hit 26 home runs this season, the lowest total in the American League. Rowdy Tellez leads the club with five, averaging one every 11.6 at-bats.The Giants are 5-9 on the road. The San Francisco offense has compiled a .212 batting average as a team this season, Steven Duggar leads the team with a mark of .229. The Giants won the last meeting 7-6. Jeff Samardzija earned his second victory and Joe Panik went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for San Francisco. Trent Thornton took his third loss for Toronto.TOP PERFORMERS: Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 28 hits and has 12 RBIs. Justin Smoak is 14-for-34 with two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Toronto.Brandon Belt leads the Giants with 10 extra base hits and is batting .215. Pablo Sandoval is 7-for-19 with four doubles, a home run and an RBI over the last 10 games for San Francisco.LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 7-3, .272 batting average Nolan Ryan Jersey , 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runsGiants: 5-5, .219 batting average, 3.82 ERA, outscored by four runsBlue Jays Injuries: Matt Shoemaker: 10-day IL (left knee torn acl), Aaron Sanchez: day-to-day (finger), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (knee), David Phelps: 10-day IL (elbow), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Jonathan Davis: 10-day IL (ankle), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee).Giants Injuries: Johnny Cueto: 60-day IL (elbow).