The Miami Marlins announced the return of Fredi Gonzalez as the manager for the next 3 years. Gonzalez had previously managed the team from 2007 to 2010 including winning Manager of the Year in 2008.
Gonzalez had been out of baseball for a year after a run with the Atlanta Braves from 2011 to 2017. “We are really excited to bring Fredi back to the Marlins organization” GM Nate Brooks was quoted. “He is an experienced manager who will help us develop our up and coming youth while having the respect of veteran players who will be with our team also”
Through the interview process Gonzalez became the clear choice with his connection to the city and fan base in Miami while also aligning with the vision GM Nate Brooks has as the Marlins look to move from rebuilding to contention. “We know it can’t just be a rebuild, but we want to have waves of talent coming through our system every season ready to help us compete, Gonzalez is a natural choice as he will make sure players are ready to play and be accountable for their effort every day. Not just in game, but in all the preparation that goes into being a pro at the MLB level.”
Financial terms were not disclosed but the deal is believed to be a 3 year term at $1.2 Million a season.