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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Marlins Begin Filling Front Office Positions, Hiring Four High-Level Execs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 22 / 17

The Marlins have made a series of front-office hires as it begins to reorganize under new co-Owners BRUCE SHERMAN and DEREK JETER . The new appointments include ADAM JONES , formerly with PricewaterhouseCoopers Sports & Entertainment, as Senior VP/Strategy & Development; CAROLINE O'CONN...

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