MIAMI The Miami Marlins have hired 41-year-old Mike Redmond as their new manager, replacing Ozzie Guillen who was fired last week, the Major League Baseball team said on Thursday.
Redmond, a catcher with the Marlins from 1998-2004, ended his playing career, which included spells with Minnesota and Cleveland, in 2010.
He worked for two seasons as a minor league manager in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, but has not yet had any major league management or coaching experience.
The Marlins are looking for a new direction after a disappointing 69-93 record in their first year at their new central Miami ballpark and as the rebranded Miami Marlins.
Redmond, who has been signed on three-year contract, is the franchise's 13th manager and sixth in the past four seasons.
(Reporting by Simon Evans in Miami; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)