Current Detroit Tigers hitting coach and former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon is being seriously considered for the Miami Marlins' open managerial role, as Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports. The 53-year-old met with Marlins officials on Tuesday, according to Knobler's sources.
From 2001 to 2005, McClendon was the skipper in Pittsburgh, leading the Pirates to a 336-446 record. He was fired after leading the Pirates to consecutive seasons with 70-plus wins, a figure that the club wouldn't reach for six years after letting him go.
Since 2006, McClendon has been working as part of Jim Leyland's staff in Detroit, a franchise that has won two American League pennants in that time frame. Knobler believes that he would be a good fit as Ozzie Guillen's replacement in Miami, though, so he could end up leaving after six years.
As Knobler notes, other candidates for the Marlins gig reportedly include former big league catcher Mike Redmond and former Phillies manager Larry Bowa.