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REPORT: Bendix Leading Candidate To Lead Marlins Front Office

president of baseball operations Erik Neander and manager Kevin Cash speak to the media (photo: Chris Tilley for St. Pete Nine)

Another top-level executive in the Tampa Bay Rays baseball operations department may be poised to lead his own club, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic is reporting that general manager Peter Bendix is the leading candidate to take over the baseball operations of the Miami Marlins.

According to Rosenthal, Bendix has already informed the club that he is leaving to take the position.

Bendix has been with the Rays since joining the team as an intern in 2009, and worked his way up the hierarchy of baseball systems and research and development, eventually being named vice president of baseball operations after the 2019 season, and getting elevated to senior vice president of baseball operations and general manager in December of 2021.

The Marlins have been without a head of baseball operations after parting ways with general manager Kim Ng in October.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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