Marlins GM Dan Jennings Trades Pitcher Dan Jennings, Creates Confusion


The Miami Marlins made a splash on the final day of Major League Baseball’s winter meetings when they traded away the team’s general manager.

At least, that’s what it looked like on paper.

On Thursday, Marlins general manager Dan Jennings traded 27-year-old lefty Dan Jennings to the Chicago White Sox in a move that had even some within the Marlins organization scratching their heads.

“When it happened, I had to question which Dan Jennings we were trading,” Mike Hill, Miami’s president of baseball operations, told The Associated Press.

The mix-up apparently is quite common on the team.

“On the road, sometimes he’d get to the room and say to me, ‘I think I got the wrong room. They put wine in my room,'” the GM said. “Our traveling secretary is certainly glad it happened, because it was a mess on the road.”

Jennings the pitcher was 3-6 with a 2.43 ERA and 84 strikeouts over 100 innings in 116 relief appearances with the Marlins from 2012-14.

Photos via Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports Images and Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports Images

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