Cardinals Set to Hire Oliver Marmol

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The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to officially hire Oliver Marmol, who is said to be extremely well regarded within the Cardinals organization, as their next manager, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Marmol, 35, served as St. Louis’ bench coach the past two seasons and has been the favorite to land the job since the start of the Cardinals search. Marmol has worked his way up through the ranks in the organization since he was drafted by the Cardinals back in 2007.

Marmol will become the youngest active manager in Major League Baseball and the youngest person to manage any MLB team on Opening Day since Eric Wedge with the Cleveland Indians back in 2003.

Additionally, Marmol will be the youngest to manage the Cardinals since Marty Marion in 1951 and is younger than eight Cardinals’ players who appeared in a game this past season, including veteran catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Adam Wainwright.