Originally Posted by eriqjaffe
I don't think that's how it works. The Marlins released Ozzie from his obligation, they can't re-obligate him without signing him to a new contract.
Unless there are specific contractual provisions to the contrary, so long as Ozzie cashes the Marlins' checks, he's still under contract and they could require him to manage again at any time during the duration of the contract. If Ozzie refused, he would be in breach of contract (and the Marlins wouldn't have to pay him anymore).