Marlins hire Peter Bendix as president of baseball ops
Posted on: 06 Nov, 2023 at 03:39 PM
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The Miami Marlins officially introduced Peter Bendix on Monday as the third president of baseball operations in club history.
Bendix, 38, spent the past 15 seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, the last two as general manager and senior vice president of baseball operations. The Rays claimed three division titles and made eight playoff appearances over that span, including a trip to the 2020 World Series.
"It is an exciting day for the Marlins organization as we welcome Peter and his wife, Lauren, to Miami and introduce Peter as our President of Baseball Operations," said Marlins chairman and principal owner Bruce Sherman. "Peter is an established industry leader with an extensive skill set and deep experience that will continue the momentum we have made on the Major League level, while also strategically building the foundation for sustained success through player acquisition, development, and scouting at all levels. In addition to the extensive track record of winning with the Rays, Peter showcased leadership and culture-defining abilities that will have a tremendous impact on our organization."
Bendix was hired three weeks after the departure of general manager Kim Ng, who became the first female general manager of a men's team in major U.S. sports in November 2020. She saw the Marlins improve from 67 wins in 2021 to 69 in 2022 and then 84 with a playoff appearance this past season.
Bendix will oversee the entire baseball operations department in Miami.
"It is a proud and exciting moment for me and Lauren, and I would like to thank Bruce for his confidence in entrusting me with such an important role," Bendix said. "I am eager to get to South Florida and to begin working with the talented and passionate people throughout the Marlins organization."
After posting their most wins since 2009, the Marlins were swept in the wild-card round this October by the Philadelphia Phillies.
"Peter has a great reputation within baseball and is committed to achieving sustained excellence in all areas of Baseball Operations," said Marlins manager Skip Schumaker. "I am looking forward to working alongside Peter to bring the Marlins back to the playoffs."
A native of Cleveland, Bendix originally joined the Rays as an intern in 2009 after graduating from Tufts University.
--Field Level Media