The Braves will play two against the Marlins on Monday, making up the game that was postponed due to inclement weather on August 1. Pitching prospect Touki Toussaint will start the first game, per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mike Foltynewicz will start the second game.
Toussaint, 22, is considered the No. 7 prospect in the Braves’ minor league system, according to MLB Pipeline. The Braves acquired Toussaint from the Diamondbacks along with Bronson Arroyo in exchange for infielder Phil Gosselin. It was a trade that was widely panned on the Diamondbacks’ side at the time and still is. That move was made by their previous front office configuration that included Dave Stewart and Tony La Russa.
Between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett this season, Toussaint compiled a 2.68 ERA with a 139/49 K/BB ratio in 117 1/3 innings across 21 starts. It’s very likely that Toussaint will only be up for the start on Monday and then will be sent back down to the minors.
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.”
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.