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Miami Marlins Fire Ozzie Guillen

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0  Updated at 4:27 pm, October 23rd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Marlins fired manager Ozzie Guillen on Tuesday, after finishing the year with a 69-93 record.

The 48-year-old Guillen left the Chicago White Sox last season after spending eight seasons as their skipper. He signed a four-year deal with the Marlins worth $10 million. Miami still owes Guillen $7.5 million for the remaining three years on his contract.

The Marlins, wanting to make a good impression in their new ballpark, went on a spending spree last offseason, signing shortstop Jose Reyes, starting pitcher Mark Buehrle and closer Heath Bell for a combined $191 million. Bell was traded to Arizona last weekend.

Despite the influx of talent, Guillen began the season on a sour note when he angered Cuban Americans for praising Fidel Castro in a magazine interview. The Marlins suspended Guillen for five games for the remarks.

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