The Miami Marlins have hired Mike Redmond as their new manager, the team announced Thursday.
The former catcher received a three-year contract, as the team moved quickly to replace Ozzie Guillen, who was fired last week. The Marlins recently fired Ozzie Guillen, and also interviewed Larry Bowa, Luis Gonzalez, Lloyd McClendon and Bryan Price.
Redmond had been managing High-A Dunedin in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He had been viewed as a favorite.
He played for the Marlins from 1998-2004, and batted .287 in 13 major-league seasons.