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Marlins get permission to interview Blue Jays minor league manager Mike Redmond

Having just dismissed manager Ozzie Guillen after one year, the Marlins have already requested and received permission to interview Blue Jays minor-league manager Mike Redmond for the vacant position.

After Ozzie Guillen failed as manager for the Marlins, the team appears to be focusing on young candidates. Redmond was a Marlins catcher from 1998-2004 and is currently being called "a strong frontrunner" for the position.

Guillen was fired from the Marlins after one year, during which he only managed a 69-93 season. The $7.5 million remaining on his contract will be paid through 2015.