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Marlins fire team president Beinfest

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The Miami Marlins fired team president Larry Beinfest on Friday and are expected to replace him with the team's assistant general manager, Dan Jennings, multiple media outlets reported.

Beinfest had been with the Marlins' front office for 12 years, as the team built up its roster and tore it apart several times.

Most recently the team spent money to acquire free agent Jose Reyes before their new ballpark opened in 2012. Reyes and Mark Buehrle were among the high-priced acquisitions that spent just one season in Miami before they were traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last November.

Beinfest was Miami's general manager when the Marlins won the 2003 World Series for their second title.

Owner Jeffrey Loria issued a statement, which read, "Larry has worked with me for 13 years, making huge contributions to our efforts and serving as a partner to me in the process. I wish him nothing but the best and know he will make a great addition wherever he lands."

Beinfest sent a text message to several news outlets. According to USA Today, it read, "I was just fired by Jeffrey Loria. I want to thank the Marlins for the opportunity. I look back positively at tackling numerous challenges, opening a new ballpark and enjoying a World Series championship. I worked with some tremendous players and staff in Miami and appreciate their friendship and professional respect. I look forward to continuing my 24-year MLB career in the near future."
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