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Tino Martinez calls Marlins players he coached ‘soft’

Nearly a year after resigning from his job as hitting coach of the Miami Marlins, Tino Martinez was honest about the issues he had on the job, which included teaching what he felt were undisciplined, “soft” players. Martinez, who clubbed 339 homers over 16 career seasons, spoke with WFAN’s Joe and Evan on Wednesday and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez thinks Miami’s young hitters are “soft”

“I was tough on some of the young players I thought needed to be, not disciplined, but they were walking around like they were 10-year veterans and I was trying to teach them the right way to do things,” Martinez said, on Benigno & Roberts. He added: “I was trying to teach these guys. These guys had a great opportunity. They didn’t belong in the big leagues. They just...
Via The Outside Corner
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez Resigns As Marlins Hitting Coach Amid Allegations of Abuse

MIAMI — Tino Martinez resigned as the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach hours after complaints by players that he verbally abused them became public. In one instance, Martinez acknowledged he angrily grabbed a player. Martinez was in his first year as a professional coach this year. He sat in the dugout during Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, then met with Marlins officials...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Tino Martinez steps down as Marlins' hitting coach

MIAMI (AP) Tino Martinez has resigned as the Miami Marlins' hitting coach after players complained he verbally abused them. Martinez was in his first year as a professional coach. He met with Marlins officials after Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates and resigned. Martinez apologized for his behavior, saying he got in trouble for comments to players he intended as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss
SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS

Martinez accused of abusing players

Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez, a former Yankee fan favorite, has been accused of physically and verbally abusing players. Read the alleged details here.

Via Larry Brown Sports
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez eager for new role with Marlins

There was a time when Tino Martinez was certain that he would never coach. It's not that he didn't want to, necessarily. It was more that the grind of baseball - travel, long days, late nights, time away from the family - had taken its toll over the course of 16 seasons in the major leagues. ''I said, `Never again,''' Martinez said. ''When I...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez new Miami hitting coach

Tino Martinez has been hired as the Miami Marlins' hitting coach and will work with new manager Mike Redmond. Martinez, a first baseman in the majors for 16 years, has been a New York Yankees special assistant and worked an analyst for the YES Network. Martinez had a career average of .271 with 339 home runs for the Yankees, Mariners, Cardinals and Rays. Redmond landed his...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez Hired By Marlins as Hitting Coach

There’s one less option for the Red Sox to fill the role of hitting coach. Earlier on Thursday, we reported that the Red Sox were eyeing former major league first baseman Tino Martinez to fill out their coaching staff. Well, Martinez has apparently chosen to take his talents to South Beach, agreeing to become the Marlins’ hitting coach, according to The Associated Press. During...
Via NESN.com
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez Named Hitting Coach

The Miami Marlins hired Tino Martinez as their hitting coach on Thursday to move closer to completing Mike Redmond’s staff.   Martinez is a former star with the New York Yankees and had been working out of the front office and in the broadcast booth for the team in recent years.   This will be Martinez’s first foray into professional coaching outside of being a special instruction...
Via MarlinsBaseball.com
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Considering Former Yankee Tino Martinez for Hitting Coach Vacancy

The Red Sox could be looking at a former Yankee to turn around their fortunes. ESPNBoston.com reports the Red Sox had preliminary talks with ex-Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez for the hitting coach vacancy. A day earlier, Boston skipper John Farrell expressed interest in possibly hiring two hitting coaches. The candidates would be replacing Dave Magadan, who took the same position...
Via NESN.com
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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