Blue Jays in talks with Don Mattingly for coaching job: report

The Blue Jays are in talks with Yankees great Don Mattingly to join the team’s coaching staff, according to a report from the New York Post.

The report was later confirmed by Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, who tweeted that Toronto was interviewing the 61-year-old for a position as the team’s bench coach.

Mattingly had coached the Marlins for seven years before deciding to leave at the end of last season.

Mattingly told the Post podcast « The Show with Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman » earlier that he was interested in joining an organization with a chance to win.

Mattingly has never been to a World Series as a player, coach or manager for the Dodgers and Marlins.

Mattingly, the Marlins’ all-time leader in managerial wins by a wide margin, was 437-584 in Miami, with a winning season in those seven years – a 31-29 mark in the shortened 2020 season by the pandemic when the team made its first playoff appearance since 2003.

He coached for 12 seasons, the first five with the Los Angeles Dodgers. These five Dodgers clubs all had winning records, with three of them making the playoffs.

Mattingly had 2,153 hits, 222 home runs, 1,099 RBIs and a .307 average during his career. He is considered by some to be the best Yankee to ever play in a World Series.

Last month, the Jays gave John Schneider a three-year contract to return as manager after leading the team to the playoffs before being swept away by the Seattle Mariners.

With files from The Associated Press


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