Don Mattingly to become next Marlins manager
CBS Sports reports former Dodgers skipper hired
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins are turning to Don Mattingly as the new manager, CBS Sports is reporting.
Mattingly comes to Miami after five seasons as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He compiled a 446-363 record in Los Angeles.
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The Marlins (71-91), who entered the year with high expectations, finished the season 20 games under .500.
Mattingly replaces Dan Jennings, who took over in May after the team fired Mike Redmond. Jennings, who was 43-59 at the helm, was asked to return to the front office.
The 54-year-old skipper was a six-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove Award winner who spent his entire Major League Baseball career with the New York Yankees (1982-95). Mattingly was the American League most valuable player in 1985 and won the AL batting title a year earlier.
Mattingly began his coaching career in New York under Joe Torre in 2004 and followed him to the Dodgers in 2008. When Torre retired after the 2010 season, Mattingly took over, leading the Dodgers to the playoffs in 2013 and 2014.
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