A key member of Joe Maddon's 2018 coaching staff will return to the Cubs in 2019, according to a report.
According to ESPN's Jesse Rogers, Brandon Hyde will be back with the Cubs as bench coach in 2019.
More Cubs news today: Bench coach Brandon Hyde will return to the team in the same role after being a finalist for several managerial openings this off season, per a source. https://t.co/pt8uhOQM1z— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) November 2, 2018
Hyde, 45, was reportedly a candidate for the Rangers', Angels', Twins' and Blue Jays' managerial vacancies, according to Jon Morosi.
#Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde has interviewed for #Rangers and #Angels managerial vacancies, sources confirm. Hyde, an under-the-radar name in the past, is now an active candidate in multiple @MLB managerial searches. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 15, 2018
#Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde is a candidate for the #BlueJays managerial position, source says. It is not clear if his formal interview occurred already, but his name has been part of the team's internal discussions. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 16, 2018
Hyde joined the Cubs' coaching staff in November 2013. He spent the 2014 as the team's bench coach before being re-assigned to first base coach when Joe Maddon became the Cubs manager in November 2014. Hyde returned to his current bench coach role in 2018 after former bench coach Dave Martinez became the Nationals manager.