Marlins minor league hitting coordinator Andy Barkett quits


Andy Barkett has filled a variety of roles in the Marlins organization, including managing the Double-A team to a championship in 2014 and serving as minor-league hitting coordinator this year.

Today he quit, with Joe Frisaro of reporting that Barkett turned down a contract offer from the Marlins and handed in his resignation.

Given how frequently the Marlins have changed managers and coaches–including paying multiple managers at a time after firing them midway through long-term contracts–it’d be understandable if Barkett felt passed over for key roles.

He’s well respected and often cited as having future manager potential. Meanwhile, the Marlins just hired Don Mattingly as their eighth manager since 2010 and are still paying Mike Redmond through 2017.