RT @Ken_Rosenthal: PED-free zone! How the #Marlins signed new manager and former catcher Mike Redmond in 1992 – for a mere $15,000.

RT @Ken_Rosenthal: How the #Marlins signed new manager and former catcher Mike Redmond in 1992 – for a mere $15,000: Link.

So Mike Redmond will continue to manage a team of Blue Jays minor-leaguers but this time for a Major League salary.

So Mike Redmond will continue to manage a team of Blue Jays minor-leaguers but this time for a Major League salary.

RT @JonHeymanCBS: #marlins hit a home run with their choice. Mike Redmond appears to combine gung-ho and intellect, a rare pair

RT @JonHeymanCBS: #marlins hit a home run with their choice. Mike Redmond appears to combine gung-ho and intellect, a rare pair

Last year the Marlins did everything to distance themselves from their Florida past. Hearing Redmond talk about that past is a nice change.

Last year the Marlins did everything to distance themselves from their Florida past. Hearing Redmond talk about that past is a nice change.

RT @JCRMarlinsbeat: He gone. Hearing Cornelius taking over RT @TRUECONSERV Is StClair still the pitching coach or has the Marlins finally come to their senses?

RT @JCRMarlinsbeat: He gone. Hearing Cornelius taking over RT @TRUECONSERV Is StClair still the pitching coach or has the Marlins finally come to their senses?

RT @Manny_Navarro: Catcher John Buck said new manager Mike Redmond is well respected in #Marlins clubhouse http://t.co/3iaiW9Bc

RT @Manny_Navarro: Catcher John Buck said new manager Mike Redmond is well respected in #Marlins clubhouse bit.ly/Sijji8

Mike Redmond Named Marlins Manager

The Miami Marlins have named Mike Redmond as the team’s new manager.

Redmond, who spend 12 years in the majors, including 7 years with the Marlins (1998-2004), agreed to a 3-year contract and will be introduced at Marlins Park on Friday at 1:30 PM.

Redmond appeared to be the favorite going into the managerial search process with the Marlins rumored to be focusing on former players with limited Managerial experience. Jeff Conine, Mike Lowell and Brad Ausmus were not interested in the job and Luis Gonzalez was interviewed. The Marlins also looked at Lloyd Mclendon, Bryan Price and Larry Bowa.

So far, sources have confirmed that Perry Hill will join Redmond’s coaching staff. Juan C. Rodriguez ‏is reporting that Reid Cornelius, currently the Marlins bullpen coach, will take over as pitching coach.

The news was first reported by CBS’s John Heyman:

Mike Lowell, who advocated for his friend getting the job, tweeted:

Ozzie Guillen also chimed in to congratulate Redmond: