16 September 2011
According to a source familiar with the situation, Mike Cameron was released Monday because of an incident with a flight attendant on the club’s charter flight from Pittsburgh to Atlanta Sunday. The argument between the two was serious enough for the charter company to file a complaint.
The Marlins and Mike Cameron would not comment on the matter beyond acknowledging Cameron was released for conduct detrimental to the team. While this could be a very disapointing end to the career of Mike Cameron, who was thinking about retiring at the end of the season before this happened, it should not come as a shock that the Marlins cut Cameron. Mike Cameron had been struggling with injuries and Bryan Peteren had been out performing him on the field. In 45 games played with the Marlins, Cameron batted just .238 with 18 runs, 18 RBI, and six home runs.
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