Supervisor Alex Cora stated on Tuesday that he’s going to turn outfielders Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts within the batting order subsequent season, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports. In Boston’s 2018 championship season, Betts hit leadoff and Benintendi hit 2nd. Benintendi will now lead off and Betts will bat 2nd.
The transfer is sensible. Whilst each avid gamers have velocity and just right on-base abilities, Betts has extra energy, so having him come as much as the plate with runners on base will assist rating a couple of additional runs over the process a season.
Betts, who received the 2018 AL MVP Award, received the batting identify, batting .346/.438/.640 with 32 house runs, 80 RBI, a big league-best 129 runs scored, and 30 stolen bases in 614 plate appearances. Benintendi, in 661 journeys to the plate, hit .290/.366/.465 with 16 house runs, 87 RBI, 103 runs scored, and 21 stolen bases.
Replace (eight:23 PM ET): MASN’s Roch Kubatko talked to new GM Mike Elias, who stated there was no be offering made to Hyde for the placement. Elias known as the file “untimely.”
The Orioles are anticipated to call Cubs bench trainer Brandon Hyde as the brand new supervisor, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Not anything is bureaucratic but.
Hyde, 45, spent 4 seasons within the minors with the White Sox from 1997-2000, then performed within the unbiased Western League in 2001 prior to calling it quits. He used to be a trainer with the Marlins from 2010-12 and has been with the Cubs since 2013.
Different applicants for the Orioles’ open managerial place have incorporated Pedro Grifol, Chip Hale, Mike Redmond, Mike Bell, and Manny Acta.
Hyde is taking up for Greenback Showalter, who used to be on the helm of the Orioles from 2010-18. Ultimate season, on the other hand, the Orioles completed 47-115, the worst report in workforce historical past. Hyde might be taking up a workforce this is rebuilding, so the expectancies might be fairly low in his first couple of seasons.