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More turmoil in Miami as Marlins change third base coaches, players unhappy

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The Marlins will have Lenny Harris take over coaching duties at third base in place of Brett Butler, part of an ongoing soap opera in Miami that has players frustrated.

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The Miami Marlins have removed Brett Butler as third base coach, replacing him with Lenny Harris, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal:

The move comes less than two weeks after the Marlins fired manager Mike Redmond and replaced him with general manager Dan Jennings, despite him having no prior professional managerial experience. The quick change of third base coaches is just another sign of turmoil in Miami, and Rosenthal reports that it is starting to affect the players:

Miami is just 2-6 with Jennings as manager, scoring just three runs per game in eight games under Jennings. They were 16-22 under Redmond.

Part of the issue has been confusion over signs, which may have played a part in Butler's departure from the third-base coaching job, Rosenthal reports:

Prior to taking over as third base coach, Harris was in his first the Marlins' assistant hitting coach after having coached with Miami's Gulf Coast League affiliate from 2012-2014. He had also been a hitting coach in the Dodgers and Nationals organizations prior to joining the Marlins. Like Jennings, he has no prior experience in the job he now has.

Butler was in his second season as third-base coach for the Marlins. Before that, he was manager of the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate, for five seasons. He will now coach the Marlins outfield and baserunning.