Miami Marlins Manager Fired

Oct 23, 2012

Ozzie Guillen, the embattled Miami Marlins manager, has been fired.

According to The Miami Herald, the Marlins released this statement:

“After careful consideration following the disappointment of the 2012 season, we decided to dismiss Ozzie,” said Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest in a prepared statement. “Our managerial search begins immediately and our hope is that a new manager, along with roster improvements, will restore a winning culture.”

The Herald also reports that "the Marlins went 69-93 last season and finished in last place in the National League East."

Early on in Guillen's stint here in Miami he was embroiled in a hefty scandal. During an interview, Guillen made pro-Fidel Castro remarks, even though a large part of the Marlins supporters are anti-Castro Cubans.

Guillen had to make a public apology for the remarks. However, many anti-Castro Miami Cubans had demanded that Guillen be fired for his comments.

You can watch that apology below: