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Marlins fire Ozzie Guillen

    Ozzie Guillen is one and done.

    The Marlins fired Guillen on Tuesday after just one season. President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said the team would now begin a search for what will be the eighth manager in Jeffrey Loria's 12 seasons as team owner. The Marlins will have their fourth different Opening Day manager in four years at the start of the 2013 season.

    Guillen's Marlins went just 69-93, good for a second straight last-place finish in the National League East.

    The Marlins signed Guillen last fall to a four-year, $10 million contract. They'll be responsible for the remainder of that deal, or $7.5 million over the next three years. As a result, the Marlins will likely turn to a younger and, therefore, less expensive manager to replace Guillen.

    "After careful consideration following the disappointment of the 2012 season, we decided to dismiss Ozzie," Beinfest said in a prepared statement. "Our maagerial search begins immediately and our hope is that a new manager, along with roster improvements, will restore a winning culture."

    Sources said that Loria, as well as some members of the front office, didn't care for the clubhouse culture that was created under Guillen.

    More changes to the coaching staff could be forthcoming. Given that bench coach Joey Cora has long been Guillen's right-hand man in the dugout with the White Sox and Marlins, it would seem highly unlikely he'll be retained.

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