Marlins fired scout while he was in hospital recovering from cancer surgery

The Miami Marlins have essentially been cleaning house since Derek Jeter took over as the team’s CEO, and apparently even employees who are recovering in the hospital should not take their job with the organization for granted.

Marty Scott, a former Marlins vice president who had been working as a scout in recent years, told Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports that he was informed he no longer had a job with the Marlins last month while he was in a hospital after undergoing colon cancer surgery. On Oct. 16, Scott received a call from Marlins pro scouting director Jim Cuthbert.

“My heart sank a little bit,” Scott recalled. “At the same time, I thought, ‘They’re not going to do this while I’m in the hospital. … I didn’t want to get upset, get my blood pressure up. I was lying in a hospital bed and couldn’t move.”

Scott said he was hoping to speak with Jeter or someone from upper management about the decision. While he noted that Cuthbert was apologetic, he said his request was never fulfilled.

“Derek Jeter doesn’t owe me anything,” Scott said. “Probably in their hearts they did what they thought was right. I know based on certain aspects of the game, I probably was

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