Marlins shake up baseball operations

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MIAMI (AP) -- The Florida Marlins have shaken up their baseball operations by hiring Marty Scott and reassigning Jim Fleming, who has been with the franchise for nine years.

Owner Jeffrey Loria expressed disappointment earlier this season with the state of the Marlins' minor-league system. The team has had little draft success in recent years, especially in the first round.

Scott, who has spent 34 years in professional baseball, replaces Fleming as vice president of player development, the team said Tuesday. Scott was director of player development for the Texas Rangers from 1985 to 1994, and he spent the past three seasons as manager of the Lincoln Saltdogs.

Fleming will become special assistant to president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest.