Dan Jennings (manager)

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Dan Jennings
Washington Nationals
Pitcher / Manager / Assistant to GM
Born: (1960-09-16) September 16, 1960 (age 57)
Daphne, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Games managed 124
Win–loss record 55–69
Winning % .444
Teams

Daniel Ray Jennings (born September 16, 1960) is the former General Manager and manager of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He served as a scout in MLB beginning in 1986 and was the manager of the Marlins from May until the end of the 2015 season.

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 University 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 Hornets, 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 Devil 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. At one point, there was a pitcher for the Marlins also named Dan Jennings, but the two are not related.[4]

Jennings was appointed Marlins' interim manager on May 17, 2015, following the firing of Mike Redmond, with assistant GM Mike Berger taking over as general manager.[5]

On January 8, 2016, Jennings was hired by the Washington Nationals to serve as an assistant to Mike Rizzo, the GM of the Nationals. It is reported that Jennings will assist with scouting.[6]

Managerial record[edit]

Team From To Regular season record Post–season record
W L Win % W L Win %
Miami Marlins 2015 2015 55 69 .444
Total 55 69 .444 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kubatko, Roch (October 14, 2011). "School of Roch: Orioles to interview LaCava, contacted Marlins about Jennings". Masnsports.com. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kelly, Kevin; Lowitt, Bruce; Topkin, Marc (July 27, 2002). "Scouting director leaves for Marlins". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3C. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Marlins promote Beinfest to president, Hill to GM". Usatoday.Com. September 29, 2007. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statement from Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria". MLB.com. September 29, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ Frisaro, Jeff (May 18, 2015). "Jennings named manager by Marlins". mlb.com. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dan Jennings to serve as special assistant to Mike Rizzo". ESPN.com. January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 

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