this May 4, 2015, file photo, Miami Marlins manager
Mike Redmond looks on from the dugout before a
baseball game against the Washington Nationals in
Washington. Redmond was fired Sunday, May 17, after
the Marlins were nearly no-hit in a 6-0 loss to
Atlanta that completed a three-game sweep.
The Miami Marlins will have a new manager for the start of a
four-game series Monday night against Arizona.
yet saying who it will be.
Redmond was fired Sunday after the Marlins were nearly
no-hit in a 6-0 loss to Atlanta that completed a three-game
sweep. The defeat dropped Miami to 16-22.
haven't played to our capabilities," president of
baseball operations Michael Hill said. "We're hopeful
that a new voice will spark and motivate our guys."
conference was scheduled for Monday morning to announce
Redmond's replacement. Bench coach Rob Leary also was fired.
feel bad for them," reliever Steve Cishek said.
"It's not their fault."
managed the Marlins since 2013, and in his final game, he
had a hard time finding anyone who could get a hit. Shelby
Miller was one out from a no-hitter when Justin Bour
had the same 16-22 record in May 2003 when owner Jeffrey
Loria fired Jeff Torborg as manager. Replacement Jack McKeon
led a turnaround that resulted in an improbable run to the
World Series title.
haven't been to the postseason since.
busy offseason highlighted by the signing of slugger
Giancarlo Stanton to a record $325 million contract, the
Marlins had high hopes of ending their playoff drought. But
their bullpen has been woeful, and the batting order has
struggled aside from major league RBIs leader Stanton and
batting leader Dee Gordon.
have lost nine of their past 13 games and are fourth in the
looking for that consistency," Hill said. "We're
swinging the bat well at times, but not when we need to do
it. We're pitching well at times, but not when we need to do
it. I think the solution is in that clubhouse."
Loria has a
reputation for impatience with managers. Along with the
early season firing of Torborg, he dismissed Fredi Gonzalez
in June 2010, and fired Joe Girardi and Ozzie Guillen after
one season each.
went 62-100 in his first year as a major league manager with
the Marlins in 2013. They improved to 77-85 last year,
ending a streak of three consecutive last-place finishes in
the NL East. Their 15-win improvement tied for the best in
the National League by a 100-loss team since 1986.
final day of last season, Redmond's contract was extended
two years through 2017. Guillen is in the final year of his
contract, which means Loria will be paying three managers
became the second big league manager to lose his job this
season. Milwaukee fired Ron Roenicke on May 4 and replaced
him with Craig Counsell.