Dan Jennings out as Marlins' manager, asked to return as GM

Tuesday October 6th, 2015

Miami Marlins interim manager Dan Jennings will not return in that role for the 2016 season but has been asked to remain with the team as its general manager, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

Jennings was informed that he would not return as manager after compiling a 55–69 record in 129 games this season in relief of Mike Redmond, who was fired as the Marlins' manager on May 17. Jennings’s contract with the team runs through 2018.

The Marlins have interviewed Larry Bowa, Bo Porter and Manny Acta for the managerial position. The team said it could interview anywhere from four to 20 candidates for the opening.

Marlins coaches Mike Goff (bench coach), Perry Hill (infield/first base coach), Frank Menechino (hitting coach), Chuck Hernandez (pitching coach), Reid Cornelius (bullpen coach), Lenny Harris (third base coach), Brett Butler (outfield coach), Pat Shine (administrative coach and video replay coordinator) and Jeff Urgelles (bullpen coordinator) have been informed to explore other job options. The team’s new manager will have the option to retain any coach he wants.

The Marlins also announced three front office promotions on Tuesday. Director of pro scouting Jeff McAvoy will be the team's new vice president of player personnel; director of player personnel Brian Chattin will become the assistant general manager; and David Keller will succeed McAvoy as the director of pro scouting.

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