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Former Twin Redmond named Marlins skipper

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Nov 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

MIAMI, Fl. (KNSI) The Miami Marlins' celebrity manager was a bust, so they're calling one up from the minors.

Mike Redmond, who spent the past two years managing Class A teams in the Toronto Blue Jays' system, was hired Thursday by the Marlins to replace Ozzie Guillen.

A former major league catcher, Redmond had not interviewed for a big league job until he met with the Marlins last week. He'll be introduced as their fifth manager since early 2010 at a news conference at their ballpark Friday.

Guillen was fired last week after only one season with the Marlins. A year ago they traded two minor league players to obtain him from the Chicago White Sox and gave him a team-record $10 million, four-year deal.

Redmond brings a much lower profile. A .287 hitter over 13 seasons, he played seven years for the Marlins and helped them win the World Series in 2003. Redmond was a backup catcher for the Minnesota Twins for five seasons, from 2005 through 2009.

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