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Marlins’ Manager Edwin Rodriguez Resigns


The Florida Marlins have accepted the resignation of Edwin Rodriguez today, ending the manager’s year long tenure with the club.

Rodriguez decided to step down after the Marlins’ 9th straight loss Saturday.  Florida is in the midst of a horrible stretch in which the team’s dropped 19 of their last 21 contests.  The Marlins have dropped to the bottom of the NL East, currently maintaining a record of 32-39.

Florida started the year as one of the league’s best.  The team continued its strong play through May, ending the month 31-22.

However, the walls have come crumbling down in June.  The team is only 1-17 this month, that one win breaking up a pair of 8 and 9 game losing streaks.

Rodriguez and the Marlins have been stymied by injury and ineffectiveness this season.  Stars Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson have missed time and several key players have not been able to come through for the club this year.  Florida’s starting pitchers have been especially bad this season, ranking 28th in the league with an ERA of 4.55.

For now, the club will be managed by bench coach Brandon Hyde.  Marlins’ president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest has stated that he is looking for an interim manager to lead the team for the rest of the season.