By Luke Jackson
The Baltimore Orioles are poised to hire Houston Astros assistant general manager as their next general manager, as first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Houston Chronicle confirmed Nightengale’s report.
The hire of Elias, 36, would spell the end of the search for a new head of baseball operations. Former executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette was not brought back following the end of the 2018 season. Duquette headed the Orioles’ baseball operations from 2012-2018, but the club went a franchise-worst 47-115 in 2018, the final year of Duquette’s contract.
A graduate of Yale University, Elias began his career in baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, for whom he was a scout beginning in 2007 and manager of amateur scouting starting in 2010. He joined the Astros in January 2012 and took a leading role in the club’s drafts from 2012-2018. Promoted to assistant GM in August 2016, Elias took on the added roles of managing player development and minor league operations.
Read more, including news on a potential analyst joining Elias, over at PressBox.
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