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Marlins release Cameron for 'detrimental conduct'

Posted on: September 13, 2011 6:52 pm
Edited on: September 13, 2011 11:22 pm
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CameronBy Evan Brunell

Just days after hinting as to retirement, the Marlins released Mike Cameron for "conduct detrimental to the team," the team announced, providing no other details. However, Fox Sports' Jon-Paul Morosi says the Marlins wanted to play younger players and Cameron wanted to spend more time with his children.

"Not easy," manager Jack McKeon said when asked how Cameron took it. "Who would? But he knew he wasn't going to play much the rest of the year. We're going to go with some kids."

Based on that, perhaps Cameron reacted negatively when told the team was playing younger kids the rest of the way. That's pure speculation, though.

Cameron has been beseiged by injuries the last two seasons, playing earlier in the season with the Red Sox. In 164 plate appearances for the Marlins, Cameron hit .238/.331/.420 with six homers, this coming after a .149/.212/.266 display in 105 PA for Boston, whom he also played for in 2010, which was cut short due to a kidney stone and abdominal tear.

If the Marlins did release Cameron due to unbecoming conduct, it will come as a surprise as Cameron has been widely considered a great mentor, leader and overall good guy in all of his stops over his baseball career. But these are the Marlins we're talking about, who make curious decision after curious decision, so who really knows what happened. Either way, Cameron showed enough in his stint with Florida and his reputation is strong, so this incident won't be a setback if he opts to keep playing. He'll likely take the rest of the season off before trying to find a team he can fit with next season or hang up his cleats.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:41 am
 

Marlins release Cameron for 'detrimental conduct'




Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Marlins release Cameron for 'detrimental conduct'

I don't understand what is going on with Marlins management. They have had so many problems in the very short past with Hanley, LoMo, and now Cameron you have to wonder. Let's not forget how Fredi Gonzalez was let go probably for the benching of Hanley for lack of hustle.



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: September 13, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Marlins release Cameron for 'detrimental conduct'

This is surprising, to say the least-I've never heard a negative word about Cameron as a teammate or a man.

He probably told that moronic owner of Marlins, Jeff Loria, to stuff it. 


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