Report: 80-year-old Jack McKeon to take over as Marlins’ interim manager

June 20, 2011 - 9:25 am

Multiple sources told ESPN The Magazine'€™s Buster Olney that 80-year-old Jack McKeon will take over as interim manager of the Marlins. McKeon would take over due to Edwin Rodriguez'€™s resignation following a 10-game Florida losing streak that is part of a 1-18 June for the Marlins. "It's been extremely frustrating for everyone," Florida president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. "I think everyone here knows what is going on -- the way we've played, the way we've performed. It's tough on everyone, especially [Rodriguez].'€ McKeon also took over the team midseason in 2003, managing the Marlins to their second World Series title and winning National League Manager of the Year. McKeon had a record of 1011-940 in 15 seasons as a manger before retiring in 2005. Rodriguez was in his first full year with the Marlins, having taken as interim manager on June 23, 2010, after Fredi Gonzalez was fired. He was named permanent manager on June 28, becoming the first Puerto Rican-born manager in MLB history.