MIAMI (AP) - Former major league catcher Mike Redmond has been hired as manager of the Miami Marlins to replace Ozzie Guillen, who was fired last week.
The Marlins announced the hiring Thursday and planned to hold a news conference Friday.
Redmond spent the past two years managing Class A teams in the Toronto Blue Jays' system. He had not previously interviewed for a big league job.
A .287 hitter over 13 seasons, Redmond played seven years for the Marlins and helped them win the World Series in 2003. Because of his ties to owner Jeffrey Loria and president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest, he was considered the front-runner for the job.
Redmond becomes the Marlins' fifth manager since early 2010.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Padres Win Total Prediction How many games will the San Diego Padres win in the 2017 MLB regular season?
Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Middle infielder fills big hole as camp opens After using his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to the Braves in November, Brandon Phillips has clearly warmed to the idea of...
Thumbnail Red Sox remain favored to win AL Pennant Which team is favored to win the American League Pennant in 2017? Here are on the odds.

MLB Team Pages