Amid a nine-game losing streak and a 1-17 mark in June, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez decided to resign Sunday morning.
Rodriguez became interim manager of the Marlins last June when Fredi Gonzalez was fired, and led Florida to a 46-46 record for the remainder of the 2010 season. He received a one-year contract in the offseason to continue managing the Marlins, becoming the first Puerto Rican manager in MLB history.
At the end of May, the Marlins were 31-22 and in contention in the National League, but the month of June has been a struggle. Florida has only one win its last 18 games and has dropped to 32-39, 12 1/2 games behind the NL East leading Phillies.
Bench coach Brandon Hyde will manage the team during Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the Marlins are considering former manager Jack McKeon as an interim manager. McKeon, who led the Marlins to a championship in 2003, is 80-years-old.
Peter Gammons spoke about the situation prior to Sunday's Red Sox game. Gammons pointed out that the Marlins have already made a couple of unpopular moves this week, firing their hitting coach and demoting former Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan. Gammons seems to point the finger to Marlins ownership, claiming, "When a team is at the bottom, usually the problem is at the top."
Check out what else Gammons had to say during Red Sox First Pitch.