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