Marlins GM Dan Jennings went from the front office to the dugout after the club let go of then-manager Mike Redmond. The Marlins went 55-69 under Jennings’ leadership, so it was no surprise when the team said they would go in a new direction for a manager.
The assumption was that Jennings would return to his previous role, but president David Samson told Jennings not to report to work just yet, as Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Jennings has some questions about his responsibilities going forward, and he will discuss that with owner Jeffrey Loria. Jackson notes that Loria is considering the input of more people now, including president of baseball operations Michael Hill, vice president of player development Marc DelPiano, assistant GM Mike Berger, and director of pro scouting Jeff McAvoy.