Reporters wait before a news conference by Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, who apologized again Tuesday for controversial comments about Fidel Castro.
Time Magazine reported that Guillen said he loves Castro and respects him for staying in power so long.
The Marlins released a statement Tuesday morning, saying, "The Marlins acknowledge the seriousness of the comments attributed to Guillen. The pain and suffering caused by Fidel Castro cannot be minimized, especially in a community filled with victims of the dictatorship."
The team suspended Guillen for five games.
Guillen spoke at a Tuesday morning news conference, apologizing again in Spanish before fielding questions in English. He said he was "very embarrassed, very sad."
"I apologize to the people here, outside, and I'm very, very, very sorry about the problem, about what happened. I will do everything to make it better, everything in my power to make it better," Guillen said.
Outside the news conference, protesters gathered to call for Guillen's ouster.
The protesters were not satisfied with Guillen's apology.
Police officers were on hand to make sure the protest stayed calm.