Miami Marlins Apr 11, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A view of a New Era Miami Marlins hat in the dugout during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins parted ways with general manager Kim Ng, they announced on Monday. 

Ng, the first woman to be a general manager in Major League Baseball, declined her mutual option, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. 

“Kim NG, baseball’s first female GM, declined her mutual option, and she and the Marlins have parted ways,” Heyman posted on X, the site formerly known as Twitter.

Ng joined the Miami Marlins organization in 2021. She previously had been involved with baseball in the 1990s, 2000s, and early 2010s. Ng was part of the New York Yankees organization from 1998-2001. The Yankees made the World Series all four years and famously won three of those four World Series. They went to an epic Game 7 in 2001 before falling to the Arizona Diamondbacks in one of the greatest World Series of all time.

Ng joined the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 2001 season. She served as an assistant GM for the Dodgers from 2002-2011. After 10 years out of baseball, the Marlins hired her and held onto her for three seasons.

The Fish made the MLB Postseason this year for the fourth time in their history. Miami’s postseason berth this year was the third in a full season, with the fourth coming back in the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season. The Marlins lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Wild Card Series.

As this was a mutual decision, there’s no telling quite yet what could be next for Ng. But she will remain as a trailblazer in the industry.

[Jon Heyman]

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