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Guillen suspended for five games

Ozzie Guillen will sit out the first game of his five-game suspension Wednesday night when the Marlins take on the Phillies in Philadelphia.

Florida's manager is being penalized for comments he made in a Time magazine interview in which he said he respected Fidel Castro for staying in power for so long.

The article sparked a real furor in Miami. The Marlins' brand-new ballpark sits in the Little Havana section of the city where many Cuban refugees live.

Guillen apologized at a Tuesday news conference after flying in from Philadelphia, where his team had an off day.

Bench coach Joey Cora will manage the team in Guillen's absence.

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