Don Mattingly will leave the Marlins after the 2022 season
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Don Mattingly will no longer be manager of the Miami Marlins after the 2022 season.
Marlins president and principal owner Bruce Sherman made the announcement Sunday with 10 games remaining on the schedule.
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« We are fortunate to have Don Mattingly leading our team on the field for the past seven years, » Sherman said in a statement. « He represented the Marlins, our players, our fans and the South Florida community with unparalleled dignity and pride. During our recent conversations with Don, we both agreed not to pursue a new contract. for the 2023 season and that the time has come for a new voice to lead our clubhouse. »
Mattingly said it was a mutual decision between him, Sherman and general manager Kim Ng. He said they agreed the team needed a « new voice ».
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« I am proud and honored to have served as manager of the Marlins for the past seven years and have enjoyed my experiences and the relationships I have developed within the organization. I look forward to spending time with my family in Evansville, and any future endeavours,” he added.
Mattingly took over the team at the start of the 2016 season. He is at the end of his seventh season. He is the longest–titular manager in franchise history.
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He was 437-583 as manager and took the team to the playoffs in the coronavirus-hit 2020 season. Miami is 63-89 this season with Sandy Alcantara as one of the National League’s Cy Young award leaders.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.