Source: O's to part ways with Anderson

September 30th, 2019

BOSTON -- As the Orioles' 2019 season drew to a close, so did the tenure of one of the organization’s longtime fixtures. The Orioles and former executive Brady Anderson are parting ways, a source confirmed to on Sunday.

MASN was first to report the news.

Once one of the organization’s top decision makers, Anderson had been part of the front office since 2012. He held the title of vice president of baseball operations from '13-18, but found his role significantly reduced after executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias’ hiring last November.

Anderson was reassigned this spring to oversee the club’s strength and performance and nutrition initiatives in what was largely an advisory role. The Orioles are expected to make several hires in that space over the winter, as well as in the analytics, scouting and player development spaces.

Anderson is one of many notable organizational fixtures who won’t be returning for 2020, with B.J. Surhoff, Tripp Norton, and Don Werner among them.

One of the Orioles’ most popular and distinguished players, Anderson carved a place in nearly every inch of their record books over his 15-year playing career from 1988-2002. He spent 14 of those seasons in Baltimore, making three All-Star teams. He was arguably the best leadoff in team history.

Anderson is a member of the Orioles Hall of Fame and among the franchise’s leader in games, hits, runs, doubles, home runs, stolen bases and walks.