Brandon Hyde Promoted to Cubs Bench Coach

Brandon Hyde, who had been serving as Cubs first base coach, will be promoted to bench coach. Ken Rosenthal originally tweeted the news, and Jed Hoyer confirmed it during his appearance on 670 The Score this morning.

Hyde served as Rick Renteria’s bench coach for the 2014 season, then was moved to first base when Joe Maddon took over in 2015. Hyde is replacing Dave Martinez, who took the job as the new Washington Nationals manager.

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