Ozzie Guillen has been suspended for five games by the Miami Marlins for his comments about Fidel Castro.
Guillen told Time magazine in a story that ran last week that he loved the Cuban dictator and respected him for staying in power as long as he has.
The manager, in his first year in Miami, has since apologized through reporters and was scheduled to make a public apology at Marlins Park on Tuesday.
A news conference was still scheduled at the ballpark for Tuesday 7:30 a.m. PDT.
The suspension will take place immediately.
Guillen says his remarks about the Cuban dictator have caused him to lose sleep and he wants to make amends. He left the team, which has an off day in Philadelphia, to fly back to Miami for Tuesday's press conference.