WASHINGTON -- The Marlins extended manager Mike Redmond through the 2017 season on Sunday, adding one year to his existing contract.
"You talk about continuity and you talk about stability, and that's something (owner Jeffrey Loria) really wants for this franchise," said Marlins president David Samson. "The feeling that we have is the team is going in the right direction, and this is the right step for continuing that growth."
Under Redmond, who was in the second year of a three-year deal, the Marlins went from a 100-loss team last season to one that remained on the periphery of playoff contention until early September before fading down the stretch.
Samson said the entire coaching staff would also be returning next season.
"On this last day of the season, it's the perfect way to start this offseason, making sure everyone realizes Jeffrey's commitment to Red and our commitment to Red," Samson said. "We knew we were bringing him into a situation where he was going to grow with the team and we've watched that happen. The team and Mike have grown in lockstep."
Samson said Redmond and the Marlins agreed to the extension shortly before taking the field Sunday against the Nationals to close out the season.
"It's just a really good day for the Marlins to punctuate what we feel is a great season with great clubhouse chemistry," Samson said. "Red's a huge part of that."