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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)


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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