The St. Louis Cardinals plan to name coach Oliver Marmol as their next manager, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The Athletic’s Katie Woo said a formal announcement would be made on Monday.
Marmol, 35, was drafted by the Cardinals in the 2007 college draft and became a coach four years later. Since 2017 he has been part of the Major League Baseball staff and for the last three seasons he was the bench coach of manager Mike Shildt.
Marmol, who is the son of Dominicans, was born in Orlando, Florida, and lived several years of his childhood in the Dominican Republic.