Miami has taken the first step towards finding a new manager. According to ESPN's Enrique Rojas, the Marlins have interviewed Manny Acta for their managerial job.
Source: Manny Acta was interviewed by #Marlins— Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) September 22, 2015
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirmed the report, adding while Dan Jennings is currently serving as the interim manager, the expectation is the club has told him he will not return to the dugout next season.
While the Marlins are known to be seeking a new manager, the timing is notable. Miami has not yet publicly announced Jennings will not return as the manager in 2016.
Miami is hoping to hire an experienced candidate, and Acta fits the description. He has managed in Washington and Cleveland and is bilingual, which Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald believes gives Acta an advantage.
Acta might be the first of many candidates the Marlins choose to interview. But the timing might suggest he has an edge.