News came out Sunday that Marlins’ manager Edwin Rodriguez resigned. Nearly a year after being named interim manager, Rodriguez stepped down in the midst of one of the Franchise’s worst streaks. Fredi Gonzalez was fired last June before Edwin took over; Gonzalez is now manager of the 39-33 Atlanta Braves.
The Fish are currently 32-39, last in the NL East and 12.5 games back of Philadelphia. They have lost 20 of their last 23 games including nine losses in a row through Saturday. Florida is 1-17 in June and have not won a series since they swept the San Francisco Giants May 26th.
President Larry Beinfest has named bench coach Brandon Hyde the interim manager starting today in their series finale against the Rays. Rodriguez finished his Marlins term 78-85. He was the first Puerto Rican-born manager in the Major Leagues.