Cardinals reportedly hiring 35-year-old Oliver Marmol as manager

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The Cardinals have their man. According to Katie Woo and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Cardinals will introduce bench coach Oliver Marmol as their new manager in a press conference Monday morning at 10 AM CT. He replaces Mike Shildt, who, despite guiding St. Louis to a 17-game winning streak and an NL Wild Card berth, was let go after the season over “philosophical differences.”

A Cardinals lifer, Marmol has been with the organization since 2007, the year he was drafted out of College of Charleston. After spending four years on the farm as a minor-league utility man (Advanced-A was the highest level he reached), Marmol began his coaching career in 2011 as a