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Tino Martinez hired by Marlins

Updated: November 8, 2012, 7:12 PM ET
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MIAMI -- Tino Martinez has been hired as the Miami Marlins' hitting coach and will work with new manager Mike Redmond.

Martinez, a first baseman in the majors for 16 years, has been a New York Yankees special assistant and worked as an analyst for the YES Network. Martinez had a career average of .271 with 339 home runs for the Yankees, Mariners, Cardinals and Rays.

The Red Sox also considered hiring Martinez, a source told ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald. Martinez had preliminary ...

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