Reports: Marlins dump Barry Bonds as hitting coach

Bonds lasted only 1 season as Miami's hitting coach


MIAMI – It seems Barry Bonds, MLB's all-time home run king, struck out as the hitting coach of the Miami Marlins.

Reports say the Marlins are letting Bonds go after just one season on the job.

Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball broke the news on Monday afternoon, one day after the Marlins finished a sub-.500 season.

Other reports say that Marlins manager Don Mattingly called out Bonds at one point this summer as Bonds' commitment to his new job wavered.

And Giancarlo Stanton reportedly began tuning out Bonds who was openly critical of the Marlins' $325-million-dollar slugger. 

When he was first hired, Bonds said that he wanted to teach young players how to hit in order to share the knowledge that was taught to him by his dad Bobby Bonds and godfather Willie Mays.

Bonds said it was his way of honoring his father and godfather.