Report: Marlins' owner asked about Wally Backman

NEW YORK -- Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria "quizzed" people at Citi Field during the weekend about Wally Backman's readiness to be a major league manager, the New York Post reported.

Loria was in attendance in Queens as his Marlins were swept in a four-game series by the New York Mets.

The Miami Herald reported on Sunday that manager Mike Redmond's job is in jeopardy and Backman is a candidate to replace him. Backman manages the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.