The Miami Marlins have made a somewhat surprising move, as the Miami Herald is reporting they’ve fired general manager Dan Jennings.
More details on Marlins' dismissal of general manager Dan Jennings, which hasn't yet been announced: https://t.co/AMaam7H9lI
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 29, 2015
The Marlins haven’t officially announced the move.
Jennings has been with the team since 2002, and was named general manager in 2013. This season was a tumultuous one for him, as he fired manager Mike Redmond mid-season and took over behind the bench as his replacement, guiding the Marlins to a 55-69 record in his tenure.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Jennings clashed with owner Jeffrey Loria over defending players as the manager, and with Don Mattingly joining the team perhaps Loria just wanted to start fresh (as he tends to do every couple of seasons). Heyman also says Mike Hill will assume Jennings’ responsibilities as GM.
Marlins are not hiring a replacement for DJ. Mike Hill is assuming the responsibilities. Mike berger also is more involved.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2015
As Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports notes, Jennings is under contract for three more seasons and is owed $5.6 million.