When Ozzie Guillen leaves Thursday for Spain, where he plans on watching soccer and bullfighting, he still might not know if he will be returning next season to manage the Marlins.
He has not received word from owner Jeffrey Loria, one way or the other.
“We talked the last couple of days,” Guillen said. “We talked about how to get better.
“About being fired? Not yet.”
Guillen is under contract through 2015, and Loria could decide to keep him without making a formal announcement of any kind.
One source said he does not anticipate any announcement when the season ends Wednesday, although that could change.
“Right now I’m coming back [Wednesday] because they didn’t tell me anything today,” Guillen said, joking.
Guillen said he wants to return.
“Do I care? Of course I care,” Guillen said.
“I’m proud. I’m a baseball man. I want to be back. Of course I want to be back.”
Guillen said there have been internal discussions about the rest of the Marlins coaching staff, but that no decisions have been reached.
The coaches are under contract until Nov. 1.
“My coaching staff, that decision hasn’t been made yet,” he said. “We talked about a few people. [But] nothing has been on the table.”
In hitting his 37th home run Monday, Giancarlo Stanton all but assured himself of a slugging percentage of greater than .600. Doing so would put him in elite company.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, only two players — Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols — have finished a season with a slugging percentage of .600 or better before turning 23. Stanton had a .613 slugging percentage going into Tuesday and would have had to go 0 for 10 over the final two games to finish below .600.
• Wednesday: Marlins TBA vs. New York Mets RHP Jeremy Hefner (3-7, 5.32), 4:10 p.m., Marlins Park.