Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/23/13
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MINNEAPOLIS Mike Redmond was known for his infamous naked batting practice during his days as a player. But the veteran catcher and former Minnesota Twin was also known as a leader in the clubhouse and essentially another coach in the dugout. So it came as no surprise to anyone, especially in Minnesota's organization, when Redmond took a job as a manager in Toronto's minor league system after retiring as a player in 2010. For a former catcher and someone who related well to younger players, managing seemed like a natural move. Now Redmond is in his first season as a big-league skipper with the Marlins, who were in town Tuesday for a doubleheader with the Twins. "Everybody in here kind of knew that was going to be his next chapter in baseball," said Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who was backed up by Redmond from 2005-09. "He just knows a lot about the game. The way he played it, the way he related to younger players, including myself, you kind of knew that he'd be really good at being ...
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