Apr 09, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen watches the game during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

BREAKING NEWS: Miami Marlins Suspend Ozzie Guillen for 5 games, effective immediately


The Miami Marlins have announced that they have suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for 5 games for his comments about Fidel Castro.

Ozzie Guillen is going to host a press conference in Miami at 10:30 AM ET. Will be interesting to see his reaction. Here is a link to the press conference.

Bench coach Joey Cora will manage the club in the interim.

 

The Miami Marlins released the following statement:

In a statement sent to the media, the Marlins said: “The Miami Marlins announced today the suspension of manager Ozzie Guillen for five games effective immediately. The Marlins acknowledge the seriousness of the comments attributed to Guillen. The pain and suffering caused by Fidel Castro cannot be minimized especially in a community filled with victims of the dictatorship.”

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