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Marlins fire hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to MLB.com, the Miami Marlins have fired hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo. He will be replaced by Jeff Livesey on an interim basis.

In addition, Eric Duncan has been named assistant hitting coach. Duncan had been serving as the team’s minor-league hitting coordinator.

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“Our offensive approach, we’re an easy team to pitch to,” Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said. “I didn’t get the feel that we were making the necessary adjustments and battling and fighting the way that we know this team is capable of performing offensively. I felt like it was time for a new voice and subsequently a change needed to be made.”

Pagliarulo was fired after 20 games. He was let go following the team’s 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday, April 19th.

The win over the Nationals snapped the Marlins four-game losing streak. Miami was 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position despite the win.

Two of their three runs came with bases-loaded walk and a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch.

The Marlins were dead-last in MLB with 51 runs. They also were 29th in the league in slugging with a .326.

Plus, the team’s batting average was 27th with a .215. They were also 25th in home runs with 17 and fourth in strikeouts in 187.

Pagliarulo was hired by the team prior to the 2016 season. Livesey is in his first season with the Marlins and his sixth season as an MLB coach.

The previous five seasons, he was the Pittsburgh Pirates assistant hitting coach.

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