Brandon Hyde

Brandon Hyde
Hyde with the Cubs in 2016
Chicago Cubs – No. 16
Catcher / First baseman / Manager / Coach
Born: (1973-10-03) October 3, 1973
Santa Rosa, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Brandon Michael Hyde (born October 3, 1973) is the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs. He had previously served as the Director of Player Development and first base coach for the Cubs [1] and as a coach in the Florida Marlins organization.

Playing career

Hyde played professionally from 1997 to 2001 in the Chicago White Sox organization (1997–2000) and for the independent Chico Heat. Over the course of his minor league career, he played in 200 games and hit .252 with 15 home runs. He attended Long Beach State University before playing professionally.

Coaching career

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.[2] In 2010, he was the Marlins minor league infield coordinator.

On June 23, 2010, the Marlins fired manager Fredi González, bench coach Carlos Tosca, and hitting coach Jim Presley.[3] Brandon was named the interim bench coach, Edwin Rodríguez was named the interim manager, and John Mallee was named the hitting coach.[4] 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, Brandon rejected an offer by the NY Mets and remained with the Cubs after they promoted him to bench coach.[5]

On June 23, 2018, Hyde was ejected in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. This was the first ejection of his career.[6]

References

Preceded by
Carlos Tosca
Florida Marlins bench coach
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Joey Cora
Preceded by
Jamie Quirk
Chicago Cubs bench coach
2014
Succeeded by
Dave Martinez
Preceded by
Eric Hinske
Chicago Cubs first base coach
2015-2017
Succeeded by
Will Venable
Preceded by
Dave Martinez
Chicago Cubs bench coach
2018-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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