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Mattingly to remain Marlins manager in 2022

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly reacts after being ejected in the first inning of the team's game against the Atlanta Braves on July 2.
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly reacts after being ejected in the first inning of the team's game against the Atlanta Braves on July 2. (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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.


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Clay Ferraro joined the Local 10 News team in 2014 to take his dream job: covering big-time sports at a first-class station in paradise.