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Marlins pitching, hitting coaches being let go

Miami Marlins pitching coach Chuck Hernandez, center, speaks with Jose Fernandez and Jeff Mathis in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami.
Miami Marlins pitching coach Chuck Hernandez, center, speaks with Jose Fernandez and Jeff Mathis in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami. dsantiago@miamiherald.com

The Marlins have informed pitching coach Chuck Hernandez and hitting coach Frank Menechino that they are free to pursue other jobs so that the team's next manager can hire his own staff.

Infield coach Perry Hill, third base coach Lenny Harris and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius will remain. It's uncertain whether the Marlins will retain outfield/base running coach Brett Butler and bench coach Mike Goff.

The Marlins are in the process of interviewing candidates to become the team's next manager. Manny Acta and Bo Porter have already interviewed, while former manager Larry Bowa is also being considered.

Dan Jennings, who took over in May when Mike Redmond was fired, could move back to the front office, though in a yet-to-be-determined role.

The Marlins pitching staff ranked eighth in the National League with a 4.02 ERA but was crippled by injuries to starters Henderson Alvarez, Jarred Cosart and Jose Fernandez, who did not return from Tommy John surgery until July.

The Marlins ranked 14th of 15 NL teams -- ahead of only Atlanta -- in runs scored, but was without injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton the second half of the season.

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