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Marlins Hire Brett Butler

Source: Clark Spencer, Miami Herald

Dodgers_Brett_Butler_2013Whether it was long ball or small ball, it made no difference to the Miami Marlins last season. They ranked last in the majors in home runs and at the opposite end of the spectrum bunt hits.

Brett Butler harbors no illusions of curing the power deficiency.

But the Marlins are counting on Butler, an exceptional bunter and base runner over his 17-year major-league career, to help get the ground game going in an attempt to cure the teams scoring woes.

I think its all about attitude, said Butler, a 56-year-old overachiever the Marlins hired last week as third-base coach in charge of bunting, base running and outfield defense. I think once they buy into it, its easier to teach.


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