Marlins To Donate Guillen's Suspended Salary to Charity

Miami Marlins will pass on the cost savings from Ozzie Guillen's recent suspension to a human rights charity

By David Hill
|  Monday, Apr 16, 2012  |  Updated 3:39 PM EDT
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Ozzie Guillen apologizes for comments he made about Fidel Castro at a press conference at Marlins Park in Miami.

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The Miami Marlins saved a little bit of money when they suspended manager Ozzie Guillen without pay for 5 games following his comments to Time about Fidel Castro. The team will donate that money to a human rights charity to be named later.

That specific amount is not known at this time, as baseball teams are not obligated to disclose non-player salaries. However, with Guillen's salary likely in the seven-figure range, five games' worth of earnings could easily top $30,000.

The Marlins also announced Monday donations made to three separate charities over the weekend that were unrelated to the Guillen matter, The Miami Herald reported. The team gave $50,000 on Friday to Shake-A-Leg Miami, a water sports facility for children with physical, developmental and economic challenges.

On Saturday, the Marlins gave $100,000 to the Miracle League of Miami-Dade. Those funds will be used toward the construction of a park.

The team gave $4,200 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation on Sunday, commemorating the 65th anniversary of Robinson's breaking of baseball's color barrier. Robinson wore the number 42 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Guillen is set to return from his suspension on Tuesday when the Marlins begin a home series against the Chicago Cubs. The team went 2-3 while bench coach Joey Cora served as interim manager. 

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