The Baltimore Orioles hired Brandon Hyde to be their new manager Friday, hoping his experience as Cubs bench coach will help the team move forward while in rebuilding mode.
Hyde takes over for Buck Showalter, who was fired after Baltimore finished 47-115 last season, the worst record in the majors. This will be Hyde's first stint as a major league manager.
Hyde, 45, was hired by General Manager Mike Elias, who took over last month. Elias has been placed in charge of rebuilding a team that hasn't reached the World Series since 1983.
Elias called Hyde "the ideal leader for the next era of Orioles baseball."
Hyde worked as Chicago's bench coach the past summer after spending three seasons as first-base coach. Before that, he was Cubs bench coach in 2014.
White Sox trade for Alonso
• The Chicago White Sox acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Cleveland Indians, a person familiar with the deal said. Chicago sent minor league outfielder Alex Call to Cleveland for Alonso, who hit .250 with 23 homers and 83 RBI in 145 games during his only season with the Indians. The White Sox also added catcher James McCann, who agreed on a $2.5 million, one-year contract. McCann, 28, hit .220 with eight homers and 39 RBI in 118 games last season with Detroit.
• The San Diego Padres and Ian Kinsler agreed to terms on a two-year contract and said Kinsler, a career second baseman, would be tried at third base during spring training. He began last season with the Angels and ended the season on the Red Sox's World Series roster.
• Righthander Jimmy Nelson agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract with Milwaukee after missing all of the 2018 season while recovering from surgery on his pitching shoulder. Nelson, 29, was 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA and 199 strikeouts in 29 starts in 2017.
Mary Hardin-Baylor wins Division III title
Mary Hardin-Baylor won its second Division III national title in three years, beating defending champion Mount Union 24-16 in Shenandoah, Texas.
The Crusaders (15-0) rallied from a 10-0 deficit, lifted by two passing touchdowns by Jase Hammack. Mount Union fell to 14-1.
Around the horn
Olympics: Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002. The U.S. Olympic Committee picked Salt Lake City over Denver and Reno, Nev.
College athletics: Augustana will pursue a move to NCAA Division I athletics after the idea was approved unanimously by the board of trustees for the Sioux Falls, S.D., school. Augustana currently competes in Division II, as part of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Swimming: Australian Ariarne Titmus broke a second world record in three days, winning the women's 400-meter freestyle at the short-course world championships in Hangzhou, China. Titmus, 18, finished in 3: 53.92, breaking the record of 3:54.56 set by China's Wang Jianjiahe in October.
College hockey: Host Bowling Green scored two power-play goals and an empty-netter in the third period to upset No. 3 Minnesota State Mankato 4-1 in the WCHA. … Bemidji State beat visiting Alaska Anchorage 5-1 behind Aaron Miller's two goals and an assist.