Published: Jun 30, 2010 12:55 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 29, 2010 9:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Edwin Rodriguez will remain manager of the Florida

Marlins through the end of this season.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told the team of the decision before

its game in San Juan on Tuesday night against the New York Mets.

Rodriguez is the first native of Puerto Rico to manage in the

major leagues. He was named interim manager last Wednesday when

Florida fired Fredi Gonzalez, its all-time winningest skipper.

The Marlins also interviewed former third-base coach Bo Porter,

now with Arizona, and had interest in ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine

before deciding to stay with Rodriguez.