Marlins fire Gonzalez, coaches

June 23rd, 2010 by

Source: ESPN — The Florida Marlins have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez, bench coach Carlos Tosca and hitting coach Jim Presley. the team said Wednesday.

The Palm Beach Post first reported the firing.

The Marlins are 34-36 and in fourth place in the National League East, 7½ games out of first. Team owner Jeffrey Loria said before the start of the season that he expected to make the playoffs.

“I, along with all our fans, am grateful for Fredi’s contributions. At the same time, we can’t let personal feelings get in the way of taking steps that we believe are necessary to improve our ballclub,” Loria said in a team statement announcing the news.


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