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Jeff Torborg to stay with Marlins

MIAMI, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Jeff Torborg will be back as manager of the Florida Marlins next season, the team announced Thursday.

Owner Jeffrey Loria brought Torborg with him to South Florida after he sold the Montreal Expos and bought the Marlins following the 2001 season. Florida is in fourth place in the National League East with a 73-79 record and trails second-place Montreal by three games.

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"Based on the progress of the team this season, I'm happy that Jeff will be back to manage," Loria said.

Torborg's .480 winning percentage with the Marlins is the best in team history. He owns a 612-692 record during a 10-year managerial career that includes stints with Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets.

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