Report: Marlins to hire new manager, ask Jennings to return as GM

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Report: Miami Marlins ask manager Dan Jennings to step down, become GM
Wednesday September 2nd, 2015

Marlins manager Dan Jennings will be asked to return to his old role as general manager and forgo his managing duties, reports Fox Sports's Ken Rosenthal.

The Marlins would then look to hire a more experienced manager for next season. The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that Jennings “almost certainly” would not be returning in his current role next season, and that whether or not he sticks with the franchise at all remains unclear.

Miami owner Jeffery Loria wants to make “sweeping changes” across his team's baseball operations, reports the Herald, and that the relationship between owner and manager continues to grow strained during a frustrating season.

Jennings took the dugout role in May after the team fired Mike Redmond, with assistant GM Mike Berger replacing Jennings as general manager. The Marlins were 20–30 at that point, and have gone 34–49 with him at the helm, sitting at the bottom of the National League alongside struggling divisional rivals Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Before taking the job, Jennings had never managed at the professional level before, working as a scout and in MLB front offices since 1986, and as Marlins GM since 2013.

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