Miami Marlins hire Skip Schumacher as new manager through 2023 season

Miami Marlins hire Skip Schumacher as new manager through 2023 season

The Miami Marlins have hired Skip Schumacher as their new manager through the 2023 season, the team announced Tuesday.

As a first-time manager, Schumacher played 11 major league seasons, the first eight of which were with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was part of Cardinals teams that won two World Series in 2006 and 2011.

“As we continue to grow as an organization, we felt it was important to find someone who would be a part of a successful culture,” Marlins general manager Kim Ng said in a statement Tuesday.

“Having been a member of two championship teams, with his reputation for commitment and embracing every ounce of his talent, Skip will be a great role model for our players. His leadership style, teaching skills and attention to detail made him the clear choice as the club’s new manager,” Ng added.

Schumacher spent this season as the Cardinals’ bench coach after four seasons as an assistant with the San Diego Padres.

“I am very excited and grateful [el propietario Bruce Sherman]Kim and the Marlins organization have given me the opportunity to lead a very talented team,” Schumacher said in a statement.

“Providing a winning, sustainable culture, in addition to making the postseason, is the next step for this organization and for South Florida, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Schumacher replaces Don Mattingly, whose contract was not renewed at the end of the season. Mattingly served as Miami’s manager for seven seasons and is the franchise’s all-time wins leader.

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