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Nationals hire ex-Marlins GM-turned-manager Dan Jennings

Dan Jennings

Marlins manager Dan Jennings walks off the field after being ejected during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, in Miami. It was the third ejection of the season for Jennings. The Brewers won 9-1. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

AP

Dan Jennings, who went from the Marlins’ front office to managing the team before being relieved of both jobs, is now joining the Nationals’ front office.

Jennings had a 55-69 (.444) record as manager, which is pretty bad but not nearly as bad as many people expected based on the ridicule of his front office-to-dugout transition.

Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post reports that Jennings will work under general manager Mike Rizzo as a special assistant and scout, which fits given his extensive history in a wide variety of roles before shockingly being tapped as a first-time manager by Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.

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