Orioles to hire former Astros assistant GM Mike Elias as their new general manager - NextSportStar

Orioles to hire former Astros assistant GM Mike Elias as their new general manager

By on November 14, 2018
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The Baltimore Orioles have filled a vacancy in their front office.

According to reports, the team is on the verge of hiring Houston Astros assistant GM Mike Elias to be their new general manager.

The 35-year old had been with the Astros since 2011, when he joined the franchise alongside GM Jeff Luhnow to be their director of amateur scouting. After playing a significant role of overseeing the team’s drafting process, and played a major role in selecting All-Stars Carlos Correa in 2012 and Alex Bregman in 2015. He was eventually promoted to the assistant GM role in 2016, and was with the franchise when they won their first ever World Series title in 2017.

The Elias hiring is expected to be made official “barring a sudden change of heart”

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