MIAMI – The Marlins plan to keep Don Mattingly as their manager for the 2022 season.
Miami general manager Kim Ng announced that news during the broadcast of the team’s home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday afternoon.
“There was a deadline in the contract by which we had to make our feelings known, and that was coming up real soon,” Ng said. “We just decided to make sure to get it done. A little bit early but, nonetheless, we wanted to make sure to tell you guys.”
Mattingly, 60, helped lead the Marlins on a surprising postseason run in 2020.
Entering Thursday, the team sits in last place in the National League East at 38-47.
Mattingly was the 2020 NL Manager of the Year. He’s in his sixth season with the Marlins and is the winningest skipper in team history with 345 career victories in Miami.