CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins have interviewed former Astros manager Bo Porter for their manager job.
Porter, who is currently the Braves third base coach, managed the Astros for nearly two seasons while they were deep in their rebuild and compiled a 110-190 record prior to being let go in September of 2014. He was previously the third base coach for the Marlins from 2007-2009, so the front office knows him very well already.
Former Nationals and Indians manager Manny Acta is the only other reported candidate to be interviewed by the Marlins, but Heyman writes that the team intends to conduct an “extensive search.” Dusty Baker has been rumored as a potential candidate.
Dan Jennings has managed the Marlins since Mike Redmond was fired in May. While the team is coming off a 16-10 record in September, the expectation is that he’ll leave the dugout after the season and go back to being the team’s general manager.