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Former Marlins manager and major league catcher Mike Redmon hired as Rockies bench coach

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 20:00:46-05
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have brought in Mike Redmond to serve as the bench coach on new manager Bud Black's staff.
 
   The 45-year-old Redmond was the manager of the Miami Marlins from 2013-15, where he compiled a 155-207 record.
 
   Redmond is a former major league catcher who spent parts of 13 seasons with the Marlins, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. He was on the Marlins squad that won a World Series title in 2003.
 
   This was the first hire under Black, who was officially announced as the Rockies' skipper on Nov. 7.
 
   Black said that Redmond "brings a lot of intensity and a strong work ethic, and as a great communicator he is able to connect well with players."