First it was Bobby Valentine, then it was Ozzie Guillen. Edwin Rodriguez always seemed to be trailing someone as he attempted to prolong his big league managerial career. But he'll be back in Miami; the Marlins officially announced that they have extended Rodriguez through 2011.
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reported yesterday that the team was expected to retain Rodriguez and noted (on Twitter) today that the deal became official. Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported yesterday that the Marlins had offered the job and that Rodriguez had accepted.
Rodriguez, a rookie manager in 2010, led the Marlins to a 46-46 record this year. He is the first Puerto Rican-born manager in big league history.
As soon as Bo Porter, another candidate for the job, accepted a job with the Nationals, it became apparent that Rodriguez was the leading candidate for the Marlins' opening.