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Sunday, October 24, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals to hire bench coach Oliver Marmol, 35, as next manager, sources say

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to hire Oliver Marmol as their new manager, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Sunday night, confirming an earlier report.

Marmol, 35, served as St. Louis’ bench coach last season and is extremely well regarded within the organization. He was the favorite from the start of the search.

Despite a team-record 17-game winning streak that carried St. Louis to an MLB wild-card berth, Mike Shildt was fired as manager earlier this month.

Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak cited “philosophical differences” to explain Shildt’s dismissal. He declined to expand on those differences, saying the move was “something that popped up recently.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 24, 2021 at 09:34 PM | 8 comment(s)
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