Tino Martinez Resigns From Marlins Amid Abuse Scandal

By: Justin Pawlowski Twitter: @Commishonline

According to the Miami Herald, Tino Martinez has resigned from his position as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins amid allegations that he was abusive with players.

“It’s all shocked everybody,” one player told the Herald. “He uses intimidation. It’s been a problem since Day One.”

Tino Martinez is one of the most recognizable former athletes in the Tampa Bay area.  Martinez grew up in West Tampa, went to Tampa Catholic High School and Jefferson High, attended the University of Tampa, and coached at USF.

According to CBS Miami, Jeffrey Loria, the team’s owner, initially refused to accept Martinez’ resignation, but later in the day the request was accepted.

One Marlins player, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity, said, “It’s all shocked everybody,” the player said. “He uses intimidation. It’s been a problem since day one.”

This is the first accusation of Tino Martinez being abusive in any way.

By the way, the Marlins have scored the fewest runs in baseball…

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