Miami Marlins

Heyman | Jeter serious about bringing Denbo to Marlins

Miami Marlins hat and glove in the dugout in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)
(AP Photo/Brett Davis)

The Miami Marlins have signaled that they intend to pursue Yankees VP of player development Gary Denbo for a job in the Marlins front office, but Michael Hill is expected to remain the GM with full duties.

Some had speculated that the interest in Denbo – a close ally of Jeter – could mean Denbo would be the Marlins GM, but word is that Hill is likely to retain those responsibilities. Denbo would be expected to head up player development and scouting for the Marlins, and folks around the game are expecting him to go.

Denbo’s contract is up soon, and the Yankees will give the Marlins permission to speak to him once the necessary paperwork is completed. He has done a terrific job in his three years with the Yankees. Hill joined the Marlins front office in 2002 and has worked in varying positions since, including vice president, assistant general manager and general manager.

Jeter does still have a few jobs to fill after firing four top Marlins executives — Mike Berger, Jeff McAvoy, Marc Delpiano and Jim Benedict — and there’s some thought he may bring back Jim Fleming, a former Miami scout/exec. Jeter might also pursue Jim Hendry, who is currently working as a special assistant to Yankees GM Brian Cashman but is apparently close to fleeing New York.

The connection between Jeter and Denbo, and possibility of the latter joining the former in Miami, was previously discussed here and also mentioned by FanRag’s Robert Murray.

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