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Saturday, May 10
Updated: May 11, 8:34 AM ET
 
Report: Torborg replaced by Jack McKeon

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Marlins manager Jeff Torborg has been fired and replaced by Jack McKeon, The Miami Herald reported in its Sunday editions.

Torborg became the first manager fired this season following a 5-4 loss to Colorado on Saturday night, the Herald reported, citing an unidentified high-ranking major league source.

The Marlins (16-22) are off to a poor start this season with their pitching staff decimated by injuries.

Florida has lost seven of its last eight to drop nine games behind Atlanta in the NL East.

Florida has three pitchers on the disabled list. A.J. Burnett recently had Tommy John surgery and is expected to be out 12-to-18 months. Mark Redman is out with a broken left thumb, and Josh Beckett sprained his right elbow Wednesday.

Torborg is 95-105 in two years with Florida, but it is his third year with owner Jeffrey Loria.

Loria hired Torborg in Montreal during the 2001 season and then brought him to Florida when he sold the Expos and bought the Marlins in the offseason.

Torborg has a 634-718 career record with the Cleveland Indians (1977-79), Chicago White Sox (1989-91), New York Mets (1992-93), Expos (2001) and Marlins (2002-03).

The 72-year-old McKeon would be taking over his fifth team. He has managed Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego and Cincinnati, posting a 770-733 record.

McKeon won the NL Manager of the Year award in 1999 when he led the Reds to a 96-67 record, losing a one-game playoff for the wild card to the Mets.

He was fired a year later after going 85-77 in Ken Griffey Jr.'s first year in Cincinnati.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.




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