Update: The Marlins appear to be going with Jeff Conine, per the latest report.
Marlins third base coach Brett Butler is a candidate to become the Marlins’ next manager, at least on an interim basis, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro suggests. Frisaro adds that he would be surprised if the decision hasn’t already been made, though the Marlins won’t make an announcement until Monday.
The Marlins fired Mike Redmond as the team’s manager after Sunday’s 6-0 loss to the Braves in which they were one out away from being no-hit by Shelby Miller. Redmond had been on the hot seat for quite a while as the Marlins got out to a 3-11 start before rattling off nine wins in 10 games. They’re currently 16-22, six games behind the first-place Mets.
Butler’s managerial experience has come entirely at the minor league level in the Diamondbacks’ organization. He led the Single-A Lancaster Jethawks in 2006, the Double-A Mobile BayBears in 2007, and the Triple-A Reno Aces from 2009-13.