MIAMI — The Miami Marlins are hiring Tampa Bay basic supervisor Peter Bendix to move their baseball operations division, an individual with information of the choice mentioned Sunday evening.
The transfer is predicted to be finalized within the coming days, mentioned the particular person, who spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity as a result of the Marlins had not introduced the deal. It could possibly be accomplished in time for Tuesday’s begin of baseball’s annual basic managers’ conferences in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Athletic first reported the settlement.
Bendix will take over the division beforehand overseen by Kim Ng, who had been basic supervisor of the Marlins for the final three seasons. Ng elected to go away the staff final month after she and Marlins proprietor Bruce Sherman evidently couldn’t agree on the construction of the division going ahead; the Marlins had exercised a contract choice to hold Ng in 2024, however Ng declined.
Bendix, a 2008 Tufts alumnus who helped create the college’s Baseball Evaluation at Tufts (BAT) extracurricular membership, spent 15 seasons with the Rays, beginning as an intern and getting promoted to senior vice chairman of baseball operations and basic supervisor in December 2021.
The 38-year-old Bendix moved up the Rays’ ladder briskly: after his time as an intern, he grew to become assistant of baseball operations, coordinator of baseball analysis and improvement, and director of baseball improvement – finally turning into vice chairman of that division earlier than getting promoted to the GM position.
Earlier than his promotion to his present position, he spent six seasons main the baseball improvement division and served as vice chairman of baseball improvement from 2020-21.
And he was a part of a constant winner: Tampa Bay has made the playoffs in every of the final 5 seasons — it misplaced a wild-card sequence this yr to eventual World Collection champion Texas — and have baseball’s fourth-best regular-season file over that span, behind solely the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston and Atlanta.
The Rays did all that with a payroll that persistently ranks within the backside third on the 30-team MLB checklist, with many groups spending $100 million extra — typically way more — than Tampa Bay does on gamers annually.
He’ll be requested to do a lot of the identical in Miami, one other staff that isn’t among the many big-spenders however that made the wild-card spherical of this yr’s playoffs beneath first-year supervisor Skip Schumaker. The Marlins misplaced that sequence to Philadelphia.
The Marlins have batting champion Luis Arraez coming again subsequent season together with first baseman Josh Bell — who exercised his $16.5 million choice — however can be with out ace right-hander Sandy Alcantara, who will miss 2024 due to surgical procedure on his elbow.
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