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Marlins hire Ozzie's replacement

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Marlins hire Ozzie's replacement

After firing Ozzie Guillen, the Marlins have found his replacement. Former MLB catcher Mike Redmond has agreed to a three-year deal with Miami to manage the team he once played for. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com first reported the news.

Redmond came up through the Marlins’ minor league system and made his debut in 1998. He was with the Marlins until 2004 before signing with Minnesota. Redmond was the backup catcher on the 2003 World Series team.

The 41-year-old Redmond batted .287 in his career with 13 home runs and 243 RBI. Before joining Miami he had previously managed the Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

Despite being fired from the club after a contentious first year, Guillen took to Twitter to congratulate the new hire.

congrats mike redmond for u new job good luck buddy u have great guys going to play for you

— Ozzie Guillen (@OzzieGuillen) November 1, 2012

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Whoa. Dusty Baker not returning as Nationals' manager

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Whoa. Dusty Baker not returning as Nationals' manager

The Washington Nationals announced Friday Dusty Baker will not return as manager of the club in 2018. 

Baker led the team to the first back-to-back division titles in franchise history, and the Nationals were 192-132 under Baker, but they failed to make it to an NLCS.

Baker is 14th in MLB history with 1,863 career wins.

The next Nationals' manager will be their seventh since they arrived in DC.

Only the Marlins have had as many.

The team also announced the contracts for the Major League coaching staff have also expired, and the search for a new manager will begin immediately.

RELATED: BRYCE HARPER THANKS NATIONALS' FANS FOR SUPPORT

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Bryce Harper thanks Nationals fans for support during 2017 season

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Bryce Harper thanks Nationals fans for support during 2017 season

It's been a week since the air was sucked out of D.C. in the Nationals Game 5, 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs. 

And now that we've had a few days to decompress from another early D.C. playoff exit, Nats right fielder Bryce Harper decided to take some time to thank fans for their support this season.

Harper posted an Instagram video Wednesday afternoon, with a fresh cut, and thanked fans for continuing to pack Nats Park. In the video he says he looks forward to "chasing that championship" again next spring. 

The 2017 season could be described as a rough one for Harper after missing the last few weeks of the season with a bone bruise in his left knee. 

Harper had a .319 average during the 2017 season, along with 29 home runs, 97 RBI's, 95 runs scored and 4 stolen bases. He is entering the final year of his contract.

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National Fans. Thank you!💯 #RedLightRecording

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