MIAMI — The Marlins’ search for a new manager ended where it started, with the hiring of Mike Redmond.
Redmond, who agreed to a three-year contract, will be introduced at a news conference on Friday at Marlins Park, the team said in its announcement Thursday.
The 41-year-old former big league catcher was the first to interview for the position that was vacated when Ozzie Guillen was dismissed on Oct. 23. Redmond sat down with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and members of the front office on Oct. 24 in New York.
Miami officials didn’t comment on hiring Redmond on Thursday, but the day Guillen was let go, president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest talked about returning the team to success.
“We need to find a way to reignite our winning culture,” Beinfest said in an Oct. 23 conference call. “For a number of years here, even after we won the World Series, we found ways to overcome challenges and put winning ballclubs on the field. I think we got away from that a little bit. We need to get back that.”