After only one season as hitting coach, Barry Bonds has been fired by the Miami Marlins, according to multiple reports.
Bonds is Major League Baseball’s career leader in home runs with 762 and a seven-time NL MVP, but he has not been admitted to the Hall of Fame because of suspicion over performance-enhancing drug use.
Bonds was seen as standoffish with media and even teammates during his playing career, so he was a surprise selection as hitting coach for the Marlins.
Miami’s offense suffered from inconsistency this season. The Marlins were fourth in the league in batting average at .263, but that didn’t translate into runs — Miami was 27th with 655.