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Thing 3: Who should the Miami Marlins hire as Mike Redmond's bench coach?

Thing 3: With a first-time big-league manager, it will be imperative for the Miami Marlins to put a trusted resource by Mike Redmond's side as his bench coach.

Ideally, that bench coach should be fluent in Spanish to help handle that increasingly important clubhouse dynamic.

A source told me ex-Yankee first baseman Tino Martinez is under consideration for Redmond's staff, but more likely as hitting coach.

John Boles, now 64 and a senior advisor in the Royals front office, would be a perfect choice if he were to willing to go back to the daily grind in the dugout.

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