Mike Redmond among top candidates for Marlins manager post
Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – The Miami Marlins have reportedly reached out to their former catcher, 41-year-old Mike Redmond, to possibly replace the fired Ozzie Guillen.
The Toronto Blue Jays Class A manager, Redmond was regarded as a future big league manager during his playing days with the Marlins from 1998-2004.
He is making it easy for the Marlins to finalize its choice by impressing in the interview with owner Jeffrey Loria and the rest of the front office in New York City Wednesday, according to reports, though Reds pitching coach Bryan Price also is in the mix.
The Miami Herald reported the Marlins asked the Padres for permission to interview the latter’s special assistant Brad Ausmus, who isn’t interested.
Among the other names recently mentioned as potential candidates by Miami Herald were Rich Renteria (Padres bench coach), Tim Wallach (Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach), Sandy Alomar Jr. (Cleveland Indians bench coach), Demarlo Hale (Baltimore Orioles third base coach) and Mike Maddux (Texas Rangers pitching coach).
The Marlins’ site speculated that Luis Gonzalez, a special assistant with the Arizona Diamondbacks finished his career with the Marlins in 2008, could be a dark horse for the post.
Redmond, who retired as a player after the 2010 season, could well be the front-runner as Miami’s next skipper.
But Fox Sports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reported that the team won’t make a decision on a new manager until after the World Series.