Don Mattingly hired as Marlins manager

Don Mattingly looks on from the dugout during a game against the Cardinals is St. Louis on May 29.

Don Mattingly looks on from the dugout during a game against the Cardinals is St. Louis on May 29.

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Only one week after his split with the Dodgers, Don Mattingly has landed a new job.

Mattingly has been hired to manage the Miami Marlins, according to a person familiar with the situation and multiple news reports, including one that has been posted on the Marlins’ team website.

The move is expected to be announced after the World Series, said the person, who was not authorized to confirm the news and therefore spoke anonymously.

Mattingly’s deal with the Marlins is for four years, granting him the kind of security he never had with the Dodgers.


Mattingly managed the Dodgers for five seasons and compiled a record of 446-363. He was the first manager in franchise history to lead the team to three consecutive postseason appearances.

Mattingly acknowledged that wasn’t enough when he spoke on Dan Patrick’s nationally syndicated radio show earlier this week.

“We haven’t had the success in the postseason that a major market kind of demands,” he said. “There’s a lot of noise around me, which is a distraction for the team and what the guys are trying to do.”

He also made reference to how the team’s new sabermetrically-inclined front office has “their way of doing things.”

Mattingly will encounter considerably more modest expectations with the Marlins, who are coming off six consecutive losing seasons. But Mattingly will inherit a talented core of young players that includes Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez and Dee Gordon.

Gordon, the National League batting champion, was traded by the Dodgers to the Marlins last winter.


The Dodgers are in the process of replacing Mattingly. The in-house candidates to replace him are farm director Gabe Kapler, bench coach Tim Wallach and third base coach Ron Roenicke.

As part of what was described as a “mutual” decision to part ways, the Dodgers agreed to pay Mattingly his entire salary for the upcoming season if he couldn’t land another job.

Now that he has, the Marlins will pay “very close to all” of that, according to another person familiar with the situation.

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