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Eduardo Perez is Marlins hitting coach

Updated: June 9, 2011, 5:51 PM ET
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The Florida Marlins, mired in a seven-game losing streak, fired hitting coach John Mallee on Wednesday and announced the hiring of ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez to replace him.

Perez, the son of Hall of Famer Tony Perez, was an on-air analyst for "Baseball Tonight" on ESPN and "Béisbol Esta Noche" on ESPN Deportes. He will join the team Thursday.

The Marlins, led by manager Edwin Rodriguez, ranked 19th in runs scored, 17th in homers and 15th in team OPS before Wednesday's ...

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