9/29/2013 1:56 P.M. ET
Redmond receives high marks from front office
By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com
MIAMI -- For just the second time in franchise history, the Marlins have lost 100 games, but the record alone is no reflection on Mike Redmond.
Three years removed from his playing days, Redmond and his staff were given the task of coaching, molding and developing young players at the big league level.
Working with more than 20 rookies presented its challenges and share of losses.
Still, Redmond -- completing the first year of his three-year contract -- is receiving high marks from the front office.
"I think Mike Redmond has an unbelievable future in this game," Michael Hill, Miami's newly named president of baseball operations, said on Sunday. "When we hired Red, we were trying to change the culture in the clubhouse and make it about this team and what's going on on the field, and create an environment where these kids can develop. I think he has done that."
On Sunday the Marlins announced the new front-office structure, but they haven't finalized their coaching staff.
Hill said that the organization hopes to address the staff relatively soon, though there isn't expected to be major changes.
John Pierson is the interim hitting coach, having taken over the position after Tino Martinez resigned amid accusations that he was abusive to players.
Hill added that the Marlins are open to adding a second hitting coach, a trend used by a number of clubs, including the Cardinals and Phillies.
"Do we have areas where we need to improve? You always do," Hill said. "We're going to sit down after the season and talk collectively and say what we need to do to make things better, because we need to win more ballgames, plain and simple."
Solano feeling better after being plunked
MIAMI -- Second baseman Donovan Solano appears to have avoided a concussion, but as a precaution, the Marlins gave him the day off on Sunday.
Solano was plunked by a fastball in the 10th inning of Miami's 2-1 win over the Tigers at Marlins Park on Saturday.
Evan Reed, a former Marlins prospect, threw a 95-mph fastball that struck the helmet behind Solano's left ear.
On Sunday morning, Solano said he was free of concussion-like symptoms, but he felt a little woozy when moving his head quickly.
"The doctor said, I am OK," Solano said. "But when I move too quick, I feel something. It's not a concussion."
Solano finished his season batting .249 in 102 games with three home runs, and 34 RBIs.
He will enter Spring Training either competing for a starting job or as a utility player.
Ed Lucas started at second base on Sunday.
Marisnick to have meniscus tear repaired
MIAMI -- Prospect Jake Marisnick will undergo a scope on his left knee on Monday to repair a meniscus tear.
The 22-year-old outfielder has been experiencing discomfort in the knee for several months, and he believes it was brought on by wear and tear.
The expected recovery time is four to six weeks.
Marisnick was promoted from Double-A Jacksonville in late July, and in 40 big league games, he is batting .183.
In addition, outfielder Christian Yelich will undergo a minor procedure on Monday to remove a stye from his right eye. The stye surfaced in July, around the time of the All-Star Game.
As did Marisnick, Yelich opened the season at Double-A Jacksonville before being promoted to the big leagues in late July. He's become the regular left fielder, and is batting .288 since his promotion.