Monday, July 29, 2013
Hitting coach Tino Martinez resigned his position on Sunday. Not because the Marlins are slashing .232/.291/.337 (second worst in the majors), but because he's a jerk:
Martinez said he once touched a player in anger, grabbing rookie Derek Dietrich by the jersey in the batting cage early this season. Dietrich, recently demoted to Triple-A New Orleans, was among the players to complain about Martinez.Martinez actually tried to resign on Friday, but Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria (who hand-picked him to be hitting coach last offseason over the objection of manager Mike Redmond) wouldn't have it. Then a Miami Herald story detailing players' complaints about Martinez forced ownership's hand.
Then this happened: