NEW YORK -- According to two sources, owner Jeffrey Loria does not intend to make any major changes to his front office staff, and Larry Beinfest’s job would appear to be safe for at least another year.
Beinfest, the Marlins’ president of baseball operations, is under contract through 2015. Beinfest’s future with the team has been a topic of speculation for weeks, and USA Today, citing unnamed sources, reported Thursday that he would be fired after the season.
Loria met with the team’s top front officials, including Beinfest, in New York on Friday. But Marlins president David Samson told reporters Friday that the team would have no comment about any of the rumors involving club personnel.
Though Beinfest appears to be out of the woods, the same can’t be said for manager Ozzie Guillen. His fate is expected to be decided by Loria following the season.
A brain lapse by Jose Reyes led to a shoulder injury to Justin Ruggiano.
Ruggiano is out indefinitely with a sprained right shoulder, an injury that would never have happened had Reyes not lost track of the outs in Friday’s sixth inning.
With Daniel Murphy on second for New York and one out, Ike Davis lined out to Reyes at shortstop. But instead of flipping the ball to Donovan Solano at second to double off Murphy and end the inning, Reyes held on to the ball.
“I thought there were two outs,” Reyes explained Saturday. “That was an easy double play there. When I saw Solano running to [cover] second base, I said, ‘Oh man. Oops.’ ”
Scott Hairston followed Reyes’ mental blunder with a line shot to left. Ruggiano made an unsuccessful diving attempt at the ball and injured his right (throwing) shoulder in the process.
Ruggiano left the game immediately and does not know when he can return to action.
• Ruggiano isn’t the Marlins’ only injured outfielder. Giancarlo Stanton remains out with a left intercostal strain, and Austin Kearns has a sore back. As a result, the Marlins called up outfielder Scott Cousins, who was home in California resting up after his minor-league season ended three weeks ago.
Stanton’s injury has taken longer than anticipated to heal. But he said he still expects to play again before the end of the season.
“Throwing is better and running is better, so making a little progress there,” Stanton said. “Hitting is the main thing right now. I’ve taken a few swings to see the initial [effect]. You can tell after one what’s going on.”
• It’s back to a five-man rotation for the Marlins, as Wade LeBlanc, who made a relief appearance Saturday, heads back to the bullpen.
Pitching coach Randy St. Claire said that because of a couple of off days near the end of the season, the starters in the six-man rotation were losing sharpness because of the longer time between starts.
• Sunday: Marlins RHP Ricky Nolasco (12-12, 4.42 ERA) at New York Mets RHP Chris Young (4-8, 4.37), 1:10 p.m., Citi Field.
• Monday: Off day.
• Scouting report: Nolasco is 4-1 with a 3.00 ERA over his past seven starts with three complete games, including a pair of shutouts. He is just 5-8 with a 5.28 ERA in his career against the Mets.