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Miami Marlins morning news: Jennings agrees to return as GM

Jennings will return to the Marlins' front office. Plus notes on Dee Gordon and Miami's managerial search.

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Marlins news

Dan Jennings will head back to the front office. According to's Joe Frisaro, Jennings has agreed to serve as the club's general manager again in 2016.

Any speculation that Dan Jennings will not return as general manager of the Marlins can be put to rest. After serving as the team's manager since mid-May, the 55-year-old has agreed to rejoin the front office.

The decision was expected, since Jennings is under contract through 2018.

As the off-season begins, the Marlins' primary goal is finding a new manager. Larry Bowa, Manny Acta and Phil Nevin have all reportedly interviewed for the job.

Dee Gordon has a chance to be a Hank Aaron Award winner.

Adeiny Hechavarria could be named the best defensive player in baseball.

After ending 2015 by playing well throughout the final few weeks of the season, the Marlins are hoping to carry that momentum into 2016.

The fences at Marlins Park will be lowered and moved in next season.

Miami is still not sure what it wants to do with Marcell Ozuna. A trade likely remains realistic.

You can watch several former Marlins in the playoffs.

Key takeaways from the Marlins' season-ending press conference.

Around the League

Detroit is interested in extending J.D. Martinez this off-season.

John Lackey could join the Cubs next season as a result of his relationship with Theo Epstein.

Jonathan Papelbon is 'all but gone' from Washington's bullpen.

Mariners dismiss Lloyd McClendon and Jerry Dipoto can choose his own manager as a result.

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