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MLB roundup: Guillen's comments reportedly could get him fired

The SportsXchange

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is reportedly angry at Ozzie Guillen over comments the manager made about him recently and they may lead to his firing, the Palm Beach Post reported Monday.

The newspaper reported that Loria did not appreciate being "called out" by Guillen on Friday.

"If Jeffrey doesn't think I'm doing the job I should do ... it's not the first time he's fired a manager," Guillen said. "Look yourself in the mirror and ask why so many (expletive) managers come through here."

The Marlins have had six managers since 2002.

Guillen has made several comments recently about his job safety and others around him. The Post reported that it is not clear exactly which comments angered Loria.

Guillen said last weekend, "When you are in last place you need a better manager, better general manager, better owner, a better everything when you are a last-place team because we all failed. Whoever works for the Marlins and denies that he should be fired is full of (expletive)."

The Post's report stated that a source indicated that there was a 75 percent chance Guillen would be fired.

It was reported by several Florida media outlets last week that baseball operations president Larry Beinfest's job was safe but Guillen may be on the way out.

But USA Today reported Thursday that Beinfest was going to be let go and Guillen would keep his job.

---The Philadelphia Phillies have a chance Thursday to start a pitcher with 198 career wins, two Cy Young Awards and $20 million in annual salary against the Washington Nationals.

Yet for reasons physical, precautionary and a little fuzzy, they are resisting committing one more start this season to Roy Halladay.

Halladay, 35, labored through 1 2/3 innings Saturday, surrendering seven runs in an 8-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Afterward, he revealed that he'd seen a doctor the day before to evaluate some spasms in the area of his pitching shoulder.

Halladay was clear that he would be available to pitch if necessary, and if the Phillies are still mathematically alive in the playoff race, it would be necessary. Manager Charlie Manuel, though, is already considering alternatives.

-- Orioles pitcher Randy Wolf is scheduled to have an MRI on his left elbow, which has been bothering him since the last inning of his start Saturday at Fenway Park, MLB.com reported.

Manager Buck Showalter said Wolf may be given a cortisone shot, which would keep him out of action for a few days, but that decision will be based on the MRI results.

---Orioles catcher Matt Wieters and his wife, Maria, are expecting their first child soon, and the tentative plan is for her labor to be induced during Thursday's off-day.

"Obviously we are going to work around he and his wife and the pending baby," Showalter said, according to MLB.com. "But he told me, so far so good. You got to be careful [with] the terminology, but Thursday looks like a day to move it forward. ... That would be the best for them and us."

Wieters entered Monday's action hitting .252 with 22 home runs and 82 RBIs in 136 games.

--Ichiro Suzuki, who was acquired by the Yankees from the Mariners on July 23, was named the American League player of the week. Suzuki, 38, hit safely in all six contests, and batted .600 (15-for-25) with three doubles, two home runs, five RBIs, seven runs scored and six stolen bases.
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