Barry Bonds among those fired by Miami Marlins

BY foxsports • October 5, 2016

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins have fired hitting coach Barry Bonds, third base coach Lenny Harris and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius

The Marlins announced the changes on Wednesday. The Marlins also signed third baseman Martin Prado to a three-year extension and exercised their option on outfielder Ichiro Suzuki.

Miami finished fourth in the majors in batting at .263 but fourth-lowest in runs at 655 and next-to-last with 128 homers. The Marlins improved in all three categories from 2015.

Bonds made a full-time return to baseball this season when he joined the Marlins. Owner Jeffrey Loria first suggested hiring the steroids-tainted home run king and new manager Don Mattingly went along with the idea.

Bonds, who hit 762 home runs, ended his playing career in 2007.

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