|Ex-Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen tweets congratulations to successor Mike Redmond||11.02.12 at 11:35 am ET|
One week after firing Ozzie Guillen, the Marlins named former major league catcher Mike Redmond as their new manager Thursday.
Redmond, who managed Class-A teams in the Blue Jays’ system, signed a three-year contract and becomes the Marlins’ fifth manager since 2010.
Interestingly, 13 of the 28 current major league managers (two spots are still open) have catching experience in the majors or minors. Former Sox catcher Jason Varitek’s name was floated as a possible coaching choice in Boston.
Redmond was .287 hitter in 13 seasons, including seven years for the Marlins, and was a part of World Series team in 2003.
Former manager Guillen tweeted his well-wishes for Redmond
congrats mike redmond for u new job good luck buddy u have great guys going to play for you
Marlins left fielder Logan Morrison tweeted that he spoke with his new skipper by phone.
Just talked to our new manager on the phone. Sounds like a great guy.
The Marlins scheduled a press conference Friday to formally introduce Redmond.
|Report: Marlins looking to replace Ozzie Guillen||10.05.12 at 10:00 am ET|
Ozzie Guillen may be out of a job in Miami. ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted that the Marlins are actively looking for a replacement.
Guillen just finished his first season with the Marlins at 69-93, the exact same record that got Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine fired on Thursday.
Guillen, known for his outspoken manner, told reporters he fully expects to be the Marlins manager when the 2013 season begins.
“I will be the manager here. I expect to be the manager here. I want to be the manager here,” Guillen said. “Am I going to be? I don’t make that decision.”
The Palm Beach Post credits sources inside the Marlins organization that indicate Guillen’s chances of returning as manager are not good.
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