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.