The St. Louis Cardinals officially introduced Oli Marmol as the team’s 51st manager at a news conference this (Mon.) morning. President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak says Marmol understands what the franchise is trying to do going forward.
Mozeliak admitted he had been vague when the team announced the firing of Mike Shildt after three-plus seasons, but did not provide any more clarity.
Marmol says he will use a lot of Shildt’s approach.
But there will be changes.
At age 35, Marmol is the youngest Cardinals manager since Marty Marion did in 1951 at age 34. Marmol has been the Cardinals bench coach the past three seasons, and was the team’s first base coach in 2017 and 18. Marmol spent five seasons before that managing in the Cardinals farm system. Marmol was drafted in the 6th round by the Cardinals in 2007 as an infielder out of the College of Charleston, and made it to Class A Palm Beach by 2010.