Dan Jennings (baseball executive)

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Daniel Jennings is the general manager of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He served as a scout in MLB beginning in 1986.

Playing career[edit]

Jennings attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he played college baseball for the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. He graduated from William Carey College in 1984.[1]

Undrafted out of college, Jennings tried out for the New York Yankees in 1984, who signed him. He appeared in spring training for the Greensboro Bats, the Yankees' Class A affiliate.[1]

Coaching and executive career[edit]

Jennings coached the baseball team at Davidson High School in Mobile Alabama. Jennings became an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds in 1986, and an area scout for the Seattle Mariners in 1988. The Mariners promoted him to crosschecker in 1995, and he accepted a job with the Tampa Bay Rays as their scouting director later that year.[1]

Jennings joined the Marlins as Vice President of Player Personnel in 2002.[1][2] He was named the Marlins' assistant general manager in September 2007.[3] At the end of the 2013 season, the Marlins promoted Michael Hill to president and Jennings to general manager.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d October 14, 2011 1:55 PM by Roch Kubatko View Comments (2011-10-14). "School of Roch: Orioles to interview LaCava, contacted Marlins about Jennings (updated)". Masnsports.com. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
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  3. ^ "Marlins promote Beinfest to president, Hill to GM". Usatoday.Com. 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  4. ^ http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130929&content_id=62119478&vkey=pr_mia&c_id=mia