Ozzie addressing team in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Before the Marlins are scheduled to stretch and taking batting practice on Wednesday afternoon, manager Ozzie Guillen will address the team at Citizens Bank Park.
Guillen is serving a five-game suspension without pay. Bench coach Joey Cora will manage the team in Guillen’s absence.
During his press conference on Tuesday morning at Marlins Park, Guillen apologized for his remarks about Fidel Castro. He also said he would express his remorse to the Marlins’ players.
“I will talk to the team [Wednesday],” Guillen said on Tuesday. “I will express the way I feel. I will apologize to the ballclub because we have everything going on right now. Everybody’s happy. I don’t think the team supported what I did but I think the team will be behind me to play good when I’m not there.”
Guillen is not expected to meet with the media on Wednesday.
The Marlins are playing the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The pitching matchup is a good one, Josh Johnson vs. Roy Halladay.
The game will be televised on ESPN2 and FS Florida.
– Joe Frisaro