Posted November 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Miami Marlins' celebrity manager was a bust, so they're calling one up from the minors. Mike Redmond, who spent the past two years managing Class A teams in the Toronto Blue Jays' system, was hired Thursday by the Marlins to replace Ozzie Guillen. A former major league catcher, Redmond had not interviewed for a big league job until he met with the Marlins last week. He'll be introduced as their fifth manager since early 2010 at a news conference at their ballpark Friday. Guillen was fired last week after only one season with the Marlins. A year ago they traded two minor league players to obtain him from the Chicago White Sox and gave him a team-record $10 million, four-year deal. Redmond brings a much lower profile. A .287 hitter over 13 seasons, he played seven years for the Marlins and helped them win the World Series in 2003. Redmond was popular with teammates because of his droll wit, and they still fondly recall him taking batting practice naked in an i...
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