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Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond signs contract extension

Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond signed a contract extension through until the end of 2017 on Sunday.

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The former catcher, winner of the 2003 World Series with the Florida Marlins, was named Miami manager in November 2012.

Redmond, 43, would have been entering the final year of his contract next season, but the Marlins believe he is the perfect man to lead them in the long-term.

"Jeffrey [owner Jeffrey Loria] sat down with Mike and expressed to him that his leadership has really helped get this team in the right direction," Marlins president David Samson said.

"There was really a unanimous feeling amongst the entire front office.

"Mike Redmond is the perfect leader for this team. Watching our growth, it's just been such a spectacular season.

"The feeling we have is this team is going in the right direction. This is a great step towards continuing that growth, and continuing as we build towards being one of 10 and making the play-offs, and hopefully winning a third ring for this organisation."

Jordan Zimmermann threw a no-hitter as the Washington Nationals beat the Marlins 1-0 on the final day of the MLB regular season.

The Marlins finished the season with a 77-85 win-loss record as they missed the play-offs.

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