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Marlins meet with ex-Indians, Nationals manager Manny Acta

The Miami Marlins, looking for a new manager for the 2016 season, interviewed former major league manager Manny Acta on Tuesday.

"We are pleased to be part of the process and be taken into account," Acta said Wednesday. "We had a good conversation, I felt comfortable talking to the people in the Marlins organization, but I can't talk much about the process. I have to respect them because there's many people involved.

"Now let's wait and let the process take its course."

Acta, 46, was manager of the Washington Nationals from 2007 to 2009 and the Cleveland Indians from 2010 to 2012, and had a record of 372-518 (.418 winning percentage) in six seasons with teams in the middle of a reconstruction phase.

In May, Miami shocked the baseball world by appointing the general manager Dan Jennings as manager to replace Mike Redmond, who was fired.

A couple of weeks ago, several media outlets reported that Miami's owner, Jeffrey Loria, will order big changes in the Marlins' baseball operations department, starting with a new manager for next season. The Marlins (64-87) are in third place in the NL East, 21 games behind the first-place Mets.