Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

September 23, 2017 - 12:39 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Jeff Conine — who goes by the nickname Mr. Marlin — is part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale of the team to Derek Jeter's investment group.

Conine said Saturday he was told he won't be retained. He helped the Marlins win two World Series and has been a special assistant to the president since 2008.

Also being let go are Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, who had the same title as Conine, and former manager Jack McKeon, who has been special assistant to the owner since 2005.

Major League Baseball hopes to hold a special owners' meeting before November to vote on approving the sale of the franchise to the group that includes Jeter and is headed by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman.

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