Rays plan to target Nationals prospect Steven Souza

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Several sources, including Joel Sherman of the New York Post, report that the Rays plan to go after Nationals outfield prospect Steven Souza if they end up trading Wil Myers to the Padres.

Souza was MVP of the International League this year, but the Nationals’ outfield is set with Jayson Werth, Denard Span, and Bryce Harper and he’s almost 26 years old.

Souza hit .350 with 18 homers, 26 steals, and a 1.022 OPS in 96 games at Triple-A and also topped a .900 OPS in 2012 and 2013.

Report: Orioles to name Brandon Hyde new manager

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Update (8:23 PM ET): MASN’s Roch Kubatko talked to new GM Mike Elias, who said there has been no offer made to Hyde for the position. Elias called the report “premature.”

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The Orioles are expected to name Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as the new manager, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Nothing is official yet.

Hyde, 45, spent four seasons in the minors with the White Sox from 1997-2000, then played in the independent Western League in 2001 before calling it quits. He was a coach with the Marlins from 2010-12 and has been with the Cubs since 2013.

Other candidates for the Orioles’ open managerial position have included Pedro Grifol, Chip Hale, Mike Redmond, Mike Bell, and Manny Acta.

Hyde is taking over for Buck Showalter, who was at the helm of the Orioles from 2010-18. Last season, however, the Orioles finished 47-115, the worst record in team history. Hyde will be taking over a team that is rebuilding, so the expectations will be relatively low in his first couple of seasons.