Captain Cutback: Derek Jeter's penny-pinching Miami Marlins 'dismiss scout as he lay in a hospital bed following COLON CANCER surgery'
- Longtime Marlins scout Marty Scott was told his contract would not be renewed as he awaited a kidney transplant following a recent colon cancer surgery
- The 64-year-old Scott served as a scout, farm director, and manager over his four-decade career in baseball. 'I'm very hurt' said Scott
- Known as 'The Captain' with the Yankees, Jeter recently became part-owner and CEO of the Marlins and has spent the last two months cutting payroll
- Jeter is currently shopping highly-paid slugger Giancarlo Stanton
Now-former Miami Marlins scout Marty Scott
Retired New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter continues to raise eyebrows in his new role as CEO and part-owner of the Miami Marlins as the franchise dismissed a longtime scout while he laid in the hospital awaiting a kidney transplant following colon cancer surgery.
Marty Scott, who has been with the Marlins organization since 2011, told?Yahoo Sports?that he was bedridden at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida on October 16 when he was told that his contract with the team would not be renewed.?
Three days earlier, doctors removed a cancerous tumor and polyps from his colon that were initially discovered in August as Scott went through a series of tests in preparation for a kidney translate he needs as a result of his diabetes.
The 64-year-old Scott has served as a scout, farm director, and manager over his four-decade career in baseball.
Miami Marlins CEO and part-owner Derek Jeter speak with members of the media at Marlins Park on October 3. Jeter has focused on slashing payroll since joining the Marlins
'Derek Jeter doesn't owe me anything,' Scott told Yahoo Sports. 'Probably in their hearts they did what they thought was right. I know based on certain aspects of the game, I probably was making too much money. But we all love the game. We're all in it together. I just think 40 years was worth more than a spank on the butt and see you later.
'I'm very hurt,' he continued. 'Forty years in baseball, I let a lot of people go. I never, ever fired somebody 10 days, 15 days before their contract was up. If I knew I was going to fire somebody, I did it at the beginning of September.'
Since assuming his new role two months ago, Jeter - who was known as 'The Captain' with the Yankees - has focused on reducing payroll for the historically cash-strapped Marlins.
Thus far, Jeter has reduced the roles of a number of front-office figures, fired several baseball-operation officials, and recently admitted to shopping franchise cornerstone Giancarlo Stanton, the reigning National League home run leader, in trade talks.
Stanton signed the most valuable contract in team history three years ago: a 13-year contract with over $325 million.
According to multiple reports, the San Francisco Giants are among the teams interested in acquiring Stanton, who has a no-trade clause and can dictate his ultimate destination. ?
Representatives for the San Francisco Giants and Giancarlo Stanton met in Los Angeles on Thursday night as the Giants hoped to gauge whether the Miami Marlins slugger might approve a trade there, sources confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney.?
A team spokesman told Yahoo Sports that the decision to dismiss Scott was overseen by president Michael Hill.
The spokesman explained that three other people in similar positions were also let go around the same time but declined further comment.??
Jeter's ownership group took control of the organization on September 27 after paying $1.2 billion in August.
The cost-cutting began almost immediately as Hall of Famers Tony Perez and Andre Dawson, as well as former Marlins player Jeff Conine and longtime former manager Jack McKeon were each dismissed.
The Marlins are also seeking outside capital worth a quarter-billion dollars according to FanRag Sports.
Jeter is entertaining the idea of trading highly-paid slugger Giancarlo Stanton to cut payroll
New York Yankees Derek Jeter watches the flight of his single against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning of the final game of Derek Jeter's career at Fenway Park in 2014
Most watched News videos
- Police dog savages female suspect for 30 seconds after chase
- Fans thrown down bleachers during Clemson and Miami fight
- John McCain and POWs return home from Vietnam in 1973
- Audio catches tense moment plane nearly landed on wrong runway
- Moment surfers are chased from the ocean by some very bossy seals
- Dad breaks down when step-daughter asking him to adopt her
- North Carolina man believed to be involved in death of 3-year-old
- Dash cam footage shows Randy Travis naked during a 2012 arrest
- A glimpse inside Coca Cola Archives with historian Ted Ryan
- Thousands flee as huge wildfire tears through southern California
- Missing Florida teen Caitlyn Frisina reunites with family
- Matt Lauer spotted strolling through Sag Harbor, Long Island