Marlins Announce GM Jennings as New Manager After Firing of Mike Redmond

The Marlins dismissed manager Mike Redmond on Sunday following a sweep

Miami Marlins general manager Dan Jennings is the team's new manager. 

He succeeds Mike Redmond and was introduced at a news conference Monday.

Jennings replaces Mike Redmond, who was fired along with bench coach Rob Leary following Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.

After entering the year with high expectations, the Marlins have faltered and are six games under .500. Miami has endured two poor stretches already this season and were nearly no-hit by Atlanta on Sunday.

Jennings was in his second season as general manager, and has been with the Marlins on the personnel side since 2002. He briefly coached in high school in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1980s.

"We can’t think of anyone better suited for the job than Dan Jennings – one of the people responsible for putting these players together, who can now play a more active role in getting the most out of them. DJ is a passionate baseball man with decades of experience in multiple Major League roles," owner Jeffrey Loria said.

Redmond took over the Marlins after the 2012 season and had a rough 100-loss season in his first campaign. The roster was full of young players however that needed experience. Following this season, Redmond and his team showed great improvement in 2014. Last year's squad stayed in playoff contention most of the way.

“Mike Redmond was a dedicated and passionate member of the Marlins organization, and we thank him for his service," owner Loria added.

Rob Leary was fired alongside Redmond which is common practice for a bench coach when a manager is shown the door. The rest of the coaching staff remains intact for now but could see further changes.

Redmond was given an extension following last season and will still be paid by Miami despite the dismissal. It is possible that Redmond lands on his feet with another organization as he is well respected around the game

In his three seasons with the Marlins, Redmond compiled a 155-207 record. 

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