Marlins extend manager Mike Redmond through 2017


As first reported by beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins have officially agreed to a contract extension with manager Mike Redmond that will run through the 2017 season. Miami also announced on Twitter that Redmond’s full coaching staff will return for the 2015 campaign.

Redmond carries a rough 139-184 record (.430) in his two years at the helm for the Fish, but the club showed significant improvement this season despite losing staff ace Jose Fernandez in May to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. They should be very competitive next season with the return of Fernandez and slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

Redmond was hired out of the Blue Jays’ minor league system in November 2012 to replace Ozzie Guillen.