|Mike Redmond hired as Marlins manager|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:44|
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.