After only one season as hitting coach, Barry Bonds has been fired by the Miami Marlins, according to multiple reports.
Bonds is Major League Baseball’s career leader in home runs with 762 and a seven-time NL MVP, but he has not been admitted to the Hall of Fame because of suspicion over performance-enhancing drug use.
Bonds was seen as standoffish with media and even teammates during his playing career, so he was a surprise selection as hitting coach for the Marlins.
Out of here: Marlins’ Bonds ejected vs. Giants
Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Giants, his former team, for arguing balls and strikes with the ump.
Bonds: Acted ‘straight stupid’ during MLB career
Barry Bonds doesn’t make excuses for the way he behaved toward people during his major league career, saying only that his actions were “straight stupid.”
Miami’s offense suffered from inconsistency this season. The Marlins were fourth in the league in batting average at .263, but that didn’t translate into runs — Miami was 27th with 655.
The effort wasn’t helped by slugger Giancarlo Stanton‘s early struggles and then injury later in the season.
According to reports, the Marlins also let go third-base coach Lenny Harris and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius.