Marlins Hire Jack McKeon As Manager

The Marlins' hiring of Jack McKeon as manager is complete, tweets SI's Jon Heyman.  An announcement by the team is scheduled for this afternoon.

Edwin Rodriguez surprised the team by resigning Sunday, in the midst of a brutal month for the Fish.  McKeon, now 80, managed the Marlins from 2003-05 and remained with the organization as a special assistant.  He'll be the second-oldest person to manage an MLB game behind Connie Mack, reports ESPN's Buster Olney via Elias.  As Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports notes, McKeon's past four managerial jobs began midseason, including his '03 hire with the Marlins that resulted in a World Championship.  The 32-40 Marlins are 7.5 games out of the wild card, so they'd probably have to play at least .620 ball from here on out to have a shot at the playoffs.



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