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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As the Miami Marlins bring their season to close, owner Jeffrey Loria has announced changes in the home office.
“As part of our new structure in baseball operations, I am proud to announce two important internal promotions,” said Loria in a statement.
Michael Hill, who has been with the team for 11 seasons, has named the President of Baseball Operations. Hill, a graduate of Harvard University, came into professional baseball 20 years ago as a draftee of the Texas Rangers. Loria said Hill is “is an amazing guy who has earned this well-deserved recognition.”
Dan Jennings, who has been with the team for 12 seasons, has been promoted to General Manager. Jennings joined the team as Vice President of Player Personnel and was named Assistant GM in 2007. He also came into the league as a player, having signed with the Yankees in 1984 and transitioned into scouting and player development a few years later.
“I have tremendous respect for his baseball mind and know he’ll make a great addition to Michael’s team,” said Loria.
No additional changes to the senior executive team were announced.