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Nationals rumors: Dan Jennings joining Washington as assistant GM

Jennings and the Marlins parted ways in October.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Former Marlins General Manager Dan Jennings has agreed to join the Nationals' front office as an assistant GM, according to MLB.com's William Ladson. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi was the first to report Jennings reached an agreement with Washington.

Jennings has been out of baseball since late October, when he and the Marlins parted ways.

Miami asked Jennings to take over as manager shortly after dismissing Manager Mike Redmond last May. Jennings made the move from the front office to the dugout and had a notable amount of success in September. Several reports indicated Jennings had expressed interest in returning to manage the Marlins, but the organization sought a veteran manager.

The Marlins first hired Jennings as the vice president of player personnel in 2002 and he quickly worked his way through the organization, eventually becoming an assistant GM. Once Michael Hill was named president of baseball operations, the Marlins named Jennings their general manager.

Jennings will now have an opportunity to compete against his former club and is well respected around baseball. He was directly involved in negotiating Giancarlo Stanton's extension last off-season and will likely be a valuable addition to Washington's front office under current General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo.

Jennings was linked to the Mariners' GM opening before the organization hired Jerry Dipoto.