Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond has been given a two-year contract extension through 2017. Team president David Samson announced Redmond's new deal during Miami's season finale against the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Redmond had signed a three-year deal prior to the 2013 season. The 43-year-old had never coached in the majors leagues. Upon his retirement in 2010 after 13 seasons in the big leagues, Redmond managed the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts in 2011 and Class A-Advanced Dunedin in 2012 of the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
"It has been such a great year for us and a tremendous step we've taken," president of baseball operations Michael Hill told FOX Sports Florida's telecast. "We've spoken so much about continuity and building blocks and we spent a long time over the last few days and weeks with our owner Jeffrey Loria about our direction and where we want to go. We felt there was no better message to deliver to the people of South Florida than to tell them our manager Mike Redmond has been extended through the 2017 season.
Mike Redmond gets deserved contract extension thru 2017...next year would have been final year of his original deal.— Frank J. Forte (@FrankJForte) September 28, 2014
GREAT move by the #Marlins extending the contract of Mike Redmond for 2 more years.— Jason Martinez (@JasonMartinezTV) September 28, 2014
Congrats to #Marlins manager Mike Redmond, who gets 2-year extension through 2017. He should finish in top 3 in NL manager of year voting.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 28, 2014
Congrats to Mike Redmond. Contract extension through 2017. Well deserved— Tommy Hutton (@THUT14) September 28, 2014