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Source: Marlins to dismiss Girardi, target Gonzalez

Updated: October 3, 2006, 3:03 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Despite a season that far exceeded expectations, the Marlins are expected to move quickly Tuesday to dismiss manager Joe Girardi and name a successor, a source familiar with Florida's situation told ESPN Insider's Jerry Crasnick.

According to the source, the chances are "99 out of 100" that Girardi's replacement will be 42-year-old Fredi Gonzalez, the Braves' third-base coach the past three seasons. Girardi is scheduled to meet with Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest at 9 a.m. Tuesday, ...

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