The Miami Marlins have fired manager Mike Redmond following Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The #Marlins dismiss manager Mike Redmond and bench coach Rob Leary.
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) May 17, 2015
Miami lost 6-0 to the Braves Sunday afternoon, and are now 16-22 this season. They have lost 10 of their last 14 games, including suffering a three game sweep to the Braves. They sit six games back of the first place New York Mets in the National League East.
The Marlins were nearly n0-hit by Braves pitcher Shelby Miller whose no-hit bid was broken up with two out in the ninth inning.
In two-plus seasons with the Marlins, Redmond had a 155-207 record. This was Redmond’s first managing job in Major League Baseball. The former catcher, Redmond had played for the Marlins when the team won the 2003 World Series.
Rob Leary, the Marlins third base coach and bench coach, was also let go by the team on Sunday.
Redmond was hired as Miami’s manager in November 2012. At the end of the 2014 season, the club signed him to a contract extension through 2017. The team was 77–85 last year.
As of now the team has not stated who will be replacing Redmond or Leary with the team. An announcement is expected to be made on Monday morning. They have called a press conference for 11:00 am.
The Marlins play the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Since taking over the Marlins, owner Jeffrey Loria has fired managers Joe Girardi, Ozzie Guillen, Fredi Gonzalez, and Edwin Rodriguez.
Main Photo Stephen Dunn/Getty Images: Starting pitcher Dan Haren of the Miami Marlins is relieved by manager Mike Redmond in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.