The Miami Marlins hired Mike Redmond to be their next manager. Redmond, who signed a three-year deal, was the first candidate to interview...
MIAMI — The Miami Marlins hired Mike Redmond to be their next manager.
Redmond, who signed a three-year deal, was the first candidate to interview a day after Ozzie Guillen was fired following a 69-93 season and last-place finish in the National League East.
The 41-year-old former catcher becomes the franchise’s 13th manager and sixth in the past four seasons. He is also the first former Marlins player to get the job.
Redmond, who was born in Seattle, spent 12 years with the Marlins — including seven at the big-league level primarily as the team’s backup catcher from 1998 to 2004. He retired after the 2010 season as a career .287 hitter.
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Redmond, a former Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga player who still resides in Spokane with his wife and two sons in the offseason, spent the past two years managing in the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor-league system, where he went 155-115.
M’s add coaches
The Mariners added four minor-league coaches to their roster, including former infielder Chris Woodward, who played with the team in 2009 and 2010. He will be the organization’s new minor-league infield coordinator.
Former AL Rookie of the Year Alvin Davis had his part-time coaching role from last year expanded to a full-time job as a minor-league roving instructor.
Other moves: Brant Brown (minor-league outfield and baserunning), Jose Moreno (Latin American field coordinator) and Javier Alvidrez (Latin American athletic trainer coordinator).
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• The Arizona Diamondbacks declined a $1.25 million option for next season on catcher Henry Blanco and a $4 million option on right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom.
• Colorado Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa exercised his $11 million player option for 2013.
• The Houston Astros declined their $4 million mutual option on catcher Chris Snyder.
• First baseman Adam LaRoche and left-handed reliever Sean Burnett are free agents after voiding mutual options in their contracts with the Washington Nationals.
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