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Marlins consider Lloyd McClendon for manager

By Danny Knobler | Baseball Insider

Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon has emerged as a candidate to become the Marlins' manager.

McClendon, who managed the Pirates from 2001-05, interviewed with Marlins officials on Tuesday, according to sources. The 53-year-old McClendon would be a good fit with the Marlins, who are trying to move on after one turbulent year with Ozzie Guillen in charge.

Mike Redmond, Larry Bowa and Luis Gonzalez have also been mentioned as candidates for the job.

The Pirates were 336-446 under McClendon, but that record looks significantly better in retrospect. After winning 75 games under McClendon in 2003 and 72 games in 2004, the Pirates went six years without even getting to 70 wins. Until this year, when they won 79 games, they hadn't bettered McClendon's 75-win season.

McClendon joined Jim Leyland's Tiger staff in 2006 and has played a big part in helping the Tigers to two World Series and three ALCS appearances.

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