Marlins exec Larry Beinfest fired by owner Jeffrey Loria
SEP 27, 2013 4:44p ET
"I look forward to continuing my 24-year MLB career in the near future."Beinfest, 49, was Montreal Expos interim general manager under Loria, and joined the owner upon taking control of the Florida Marlins in February 2002.
Beinfest was general manager when the Marlins won the 2003 World Series by shocking the New York Yankees in six games. He was promoted to president/baseball operations on Sept. 29, 2007, when Mike Hill became general manager.
Miami posted five winning seasons in Beinfest's 12 years with the team. The Marlins were 59-100 -- a fourth-straight losing season -- heading into the season's final series this weekend against the Detroit Tigers.
Despite the lack of winning seasons under Beinfest, the Marlins usually have fielded competitive teams despite regularly owning one of the league's lowest payrolls.
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