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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2012 06:04 pm
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Former major league catcher Mike Redmond has been hired as manager of the Miami Marlins to replace Ozzie Guillen, who was fired last week.

The Marlins announced the hiring Thursday, stating that Redmond signed a three-year contract, and planned to hold a news conference Friday.

Redmond spent the past two years managing Class A teams in the Toronto Blue Jays' system.

Redmond was a career .287 hitter over 13 major league seasons. He played seven years (1998-2004) for the Marlins and helped them win the World Series in 2003. He caught 446 games with the Marlins, second in franchise history to Charles Johnson's 582, and had seven-year numbers of .284, 11 home runs and 132 RBIs.

Former major league managers Larry Bowa and Lloyd McClendon and Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Bryan Price also interviewed for the job. Because of his ties to owner Jeffrey Loria and president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest, Redmond was considered the front-runner for the job.

Redmond becomes the Marlins' fifth manager since early 2010.