Marlins’ Don Mattingly to return as manager in 2018

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill says Don Mattingly will be back as manager next season.

The decision had been expected, with Mattingly entering the third season of a four-year contract. But the recent sale of the franchise to a group including Derek Jeter had left Mattingly’s status in question.

Mattingly and Jeter were briefly teammates with the New York Yankees.

The Marlins finished 77-85 this year, their eighth consecutive losing season. The payroll is expected to be reduced by about one-third this offseason under the new ownership.

More AP baseball: Hometeaminsider.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

MLB Requires Sensitivity Training for Brewers’ Hader Amid Disturbing Old Tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball says Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required ...

Mike Foltynewicz strong, Nick Markakis reaches base in long-awaited debut to highlight Braves’ All-Stars

By virtue of their biggest contingent of players in six years, the Braves were bound ...

Ozzie Albies on the MLB All-Star Game: ‘Hopefully I keep coming to the All-Star games’

Ozzie Albies on the MLB All-Star Game: ‘Hopefully I keep coming to the All-Star games’ ...