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Miami Marlins Manager Fired

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Guillen, the Miami's Marlins coach has been fired after just one season.

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: