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Sources: Greenlee to join Marlins' front office

Former Yankees executive tapped as director of player personnel
October 30, 2017

MIAMI -- The reshaping of the Marlins' front office will include another former Yankees executive. Dan Greenlee will be joining Miami has director of player personnel, according to sources.The Marlins have yet to announce the hiring, but Greenlee attended Miami's organizational meetings last week at the Roger Dean Stadium complex

MIAMI -- The reshaping of the Marlins' front office will include another former Yankees executive. Dan Greenlee will be joining Miami has director of player personnel, according to sources.
The Marlins have yet to announce the hiring, but Greenlee attended Miami's organizational meetings last week at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla.
Formerly a player development analyst with the Yankees, Greenlee previously worked in New York under Gary Denbo, the Marlins' new vice president of scouting and player development.
As the Marlins are welcoming Greenlee, the organization also is parting ways with four highly-respected special assistants.
Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, and former Marlins' All-Star Jeff Conine will not be returning to the organization. Also, Jack McKeon, who managed the Marlins' to a 2003 World Series title, is not coming back.
Dawson, Perez and Conine each were special assistants to the president, and McKeon was a special assistant to previous owner Jeffrey Loria.
Derek Jeter, the Marlins' new chief executive officer, had discussions with Conine, Dawson and Perez about returning in different capacities.
After reaching out to McKeon in early October, the Marlins didn't see a fit. McKeon could land with another organization.
In his first month as CEO, Jeter has been evaluating every part of the organization, resulting in considerable turnover. On manager Don Mattingly's coaching staff, outfield/baserunning coach Lorenzo Bundy and bullpen coordinator Jeff Urgelles were not renewed for 2018.
Under Jeter, the Marlins are expected to have an organizational philosophy of blending analytics with traditional scouting.
Jason Pare is returning as senior director of baseball analytics.
Exact roles have not been officially announced, but Denbo will have input on the pro and developmental sides. A former hitting coach with the Yankees, Denbo is expected to assist in evaluating hitters in the organization.
Marlins executives are expected to have additional meetings in the upcoming days, and the organization has yet to decide how to move forward and create depth at all levels.

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.