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Michael Hill, Dan Jennings promoted to Miami Marlins’ front office

 
WEB VOTE Marlins’ president of operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday. Now that owner Jeffrey Loria has taken control over most baseball decisions for the team, in the midst of its second 100-loss season, will things improve?

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The pecking order has changed in the Miami Marlins’ front office hierarchy, but the names — for the most part — remain the same.

So does the goal: putting the last-place Marlins back on a winning track.

Michael Hill was promoted Sunday from general manager to president of baseball operations, succeeding Larry Beinfest, who was ousted from that position Friday.

In another move, Dan Jennings was named general manager after serving as assistant GM.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria announced the changes in a written statement but did not attend the introductory news conference for the two executives.

In his statement, Loria added that there would be no further changes in the team’s senior executive team, which means team president David Samson remains in his position.

The Marlins closed the regular season Sunday with a third consecutive last-place finish and a 100-loss campaign for only the second time in franchise history.

“I think we’re going to try to change a few things,” Hill said. “We need to get better, bottom line. I think the future is bright here. But we’re not where we want to be. We want to make things better, and the process starts today.”

• With Sunday’s no-hit victory by Henderson Alvarez, the Marlins completed their season on a four-game winning streak — longest since a four-game winning streak in June of last season.

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