MIAMI — The Miami Marlins are trying to move ahead after hitting coach Tino Martinez resigned amid reports that he had verbally and physically abused players.
Mike Redmond, the manager of the Marlins, held a closed-door team meeting with his players Monday.
“It was a tough situation, I know, for him, for everyone, and, you know, we’re moving on,” he said.
Martinez, an ex-Mariner who won four World Series while playing first base for the Yankees, was hired last November. He admitted Sunday — after The Miami Herald published a story detailing the allegations — that he used strong language while criticizing players and on at least one instance grabbed a player’s jersey.
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Redmond said there were no performance-related concerns about Martinez before the resignation.
The Marlins began a four-day series against the New York Mets on Monday.
Terry Collins, the Mets’ manager, said he was still finding it difficult to wrap his head around Martinez’s supposed behavior.
“I’ve known Tino Martinez for a long time, and it’s pretty hard for me to get a big picture of really what happened,” Collins said.
He said the situation reflects to an extent baseball’s changing culture, where behavior that was tolerated years ago was no longer acceptable.
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