Tino Martinez’s last job with the Miami Marlins ended with the hitting coach being accused of mistreating players. But, Martinez said Thursday it wasn’t an issue of mistreatment, but of trying to toughen up “soft” players.
The Miami Marlins are a mess with a 55-94 record heading into the final weeks of the regular season. The team has struggled hitting, fielding, and outside of Jose Fernandez, pitching. But the biggest dysfunction may be in the team’s front office.
The Marlins hitting coach has resigned following accusations of mistreatment toward one of the players according to sources.
The Miami Marlins have reportedly hired former New York Yankees player Tino Martinez as the team’s new hitting coach. Martinez will join the coaching staff of manager Mike Redmond starting next season.