Dan Jennings will no longer be the Marlins' GM. Miami has dismissed the front office executive after he replaced Mike Redmond as manager, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
Per sources, the Marlins have dismissed Dan Jennings. They believe it's in best interests of organization. Announcement expected later.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 29, 2015
Jennings agreed to take over for Redmond in May, however he reportedly lost influence within the Marlins' front office while he was gone. Assistant GM Mike Berger could emerge as the favorite to replace Jennings.
Miami struggled under Jennings as a manager with the exception of a solid month of September. He was the GM when the Marlins extended Giancarlo Stanton and was thought to have a good relationship with players in the clubhouse. Eventually, it appeared players started to trust Jennings as a manager.
Owner Jeffrey Loria and the Marlins' front office could be blaming Jennings for the club's poor season. Over the weekend, it was reported President David Samson asked Jennings to remain at home in Alabama. Now, he will not have to report to Miami.
The Marlins will likely move quickly to name their next GM with a busy offseason likely imminent.