Former Reds outfielder Skip Schumaker named Marlins manager

St. Louis Cardinals assistant coach Skip Schumaker
St. Louis Cardinals assistant coach Skip Schumaker / Brett Davis/GettyImages

The Miami Marlins have found the new man to lead their team forward. With the departure of longtime skipper Don Mattingly parting ways with the Fish after the 2022 season, Miami needed a new manager.

After a long search, Miami decided to hire former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Skip Schumaker to be the Marlins' next manager. The announcement ended a month-long search that included in-person interviews with at least 10 other candidates.

Schumaker spent the final two years of his 11-year career with the Reds. During his time in the Queen City, Schumaker slashed .238/.297/.322.

Former Reds outfielder Skip Schumaker named Marlins manager.

Skip Schumaker spent the majority of his major league career as an opponent of the Cincinnati Reds. Schumaker spent eight years with the St. Louis Cardinals and was part of the 2011 Cardinals' team that won the World Series.

Since his retirement, Schumaker has been quite active as a member of two different organizations. Schumaker was the first base coach for the San Diego Padres from 2017-2019. He was then promoted to the role of associate manager in 2020.

Schumaker was hired to be the Cardinals bench coach this past season and was sitting alongside Oliver Marmol in the St. Louis dugout. After seeing the Cardinals success in 2022, it's no shock that Schumaker was a popular name with so many managerial vacancies this fall.

So at least the Reds won't be seeing too much of Skip Schumaker in the future. He'll no longer be part of a National League Central Division rival St. Louis Cardinals, but instead will be guiding the Miami Marlins group of young players.

Schumaker will have a tall task ahead of him, as the National League East is home to the big-spending New York Mets, the 2021 World Series Champion Atlanta Braves, and the reigning National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

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