Beinfest, Fleming out of Marlins' front office

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - The Miami Marlins announced that president ofbaseball operations Larry Beinfest, as well as special assistant to thepresident of baseball operations Jim Fleming have been ousted from the club'sfront office.

"The Marlins organization has decided to make some changes at the helm of ourBaseball Operations. Effective immediately, I have relieved Larry Beinfest ofhis duties so that he may pursue other opportunities," said Marlins ownerJeffrey Loria in a Friday statement.

"Larry has worked with me for 13 years, making huge contributions to ourefforts and serving as a partner to me in the process. I wish him nothing butthe best and know he will make a great addition wherever he lands. We havealso relieved Jim Fleming of his duties as Special Assistant to the Presidentof Baseball Operations. We thank him for his service to our team and wish himwell.

"I will soon be making further announcements in terms of our new structure inbaseball operations."

Beinfest had worked with the Marlins franchise since 1996 -- excepting 2000-02when he served as assistant GM then interim GM of the Expos -- in a variety ofroles, including a stint as general manager from 2002-07 before being promotedto the baseball operations post. He was the architect of the club's 2003 WorldSeries title.

Since moving into a brand-new downtown stadium and removing the "Florida" fromtheir moniker, the Marlins have gone a disappointing 128-193, including a59-100 record heading into the final weekend of the 2013 campaign.


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